Boy, 16, killed in truck crash on Highway 26
PORTLAND, Ore. - A 16-year-old Corbett boy was killed Friday night in a truck crash on Highway 26, police said.
The crash happened at around 7 p.m. east of Sandy.
Police said Jordan Scott Cox was driving a pickup truck on Firwood Road and stopped at Highway 26. He was attempting to cross the eastbound lanes of the highway to turn westbound when he drove into the path on an oncoming pickup truck pulling a trailer. The truck crashed into the driver's side of Cox's truck.
Cox was pronounced dead at the scene. It's unclear if he was wearing a seat belt.
Cox was a junior at Sandy High School. He was on his way to a football game at the school.
Tracy Nerpel was also headed to the game. She witnessed the crash.
"They both hit each other. Our hearts stopped. We didn't know how to react," said Nerpel. "The sound, we'll never forget it. It will stay there forever."
Students at Sandy High School are organizing a memorial for Cox.
Two people were injured in the eastbound pickup truck. Their injuries were minor and they were not taken to a hospital, police said.
No charges have been filed at this time.