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Two Dead in Fiery Crash On Newberg-Dundee Bypass

Two tractor-trailer drivers were killed early Monday in a fiery crash on the Newberg-Dundee Bypass, troopers say.

Posted: Jan 8, 2019 2:11 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2019 11:25 AM

UPDATE: The crash that claimed two lives on Highway 18 was caused by icy conditions, Oregon State Police said.

Andres Resendez, 52, of Sheridan was driving a 2006 Freightliner that was pulling two empty tanker trailers, and he was traveling eastbound on the Newberg/Dundee bypass.

Police said Daniel Green, 45, of Winlock, Washington was driving a 2012 Freightliner westbound when the two trucks collided. Green's truck was pulling two trailers loaded with empty poultry cages.

Resendez and Green were pronounced dead on the scene.

Police said a woman driving on the roadway at the time was unable to stop her 2000 Hyundai and hit the back of one of the tanker trailers.

Delia Lake, 23, of McMinnville sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The bypass was opened at about 4 p.m.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Two trucks collided on an icy highway in western Oregon before dawn, killing both drivers and triggering a fire.

The Oregon State Police said the collision happened about 5:20 a.m. Monday on Highway 18 on a recently opened Newberg-Dundee bypass. Photos sent by the state police showed flames across the highway and firefighters on the scene.

Almost five hours later, the stretch of highway remained closed as workers cleaned up spilled diesel fuel.

A car was also involved in the crash. The driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The state police said the icy road is believed to have contributed to the crash.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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