At approximately 9:32 p.m., on Thursday June 28, 2018 Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on HWY 18 near milepost 43. HWY 18 west of HWY 99 was closed for approximately five hours.
A silver 1998 Chevy Trailblazer, operated by Donald Whitlow, age 74, of McMinnville, made a left turn into the path of an eastbound commercial motor vehicle. The commercial motor vehicle was operated by Barry Allen Thompson, age 33, of Modesto, CA.
Whitlow suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Thompson was uninjured and cooperated with the investigation.
Oregon State Police was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.