Woodburn teen dies in head-on crash on Hwy 240 near Newberg
Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 240 just west of Newberg Friday night.
Police say a 2003 Ford F-350 pickup, driven by 24-year-old Jeffrey Bernards of McMinnville, was traveling eastbound on the highway when a 2002 Ford Focus traveling westbound, driven by 18-year-old Fredy Romero-Lopez of Woodburn, crossed into the eastbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with the pickup.
Bernards was transported to Newberg Hospital with minor injuries, and Romero-Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene. A witness described the Ford Focus passing other vehicles and speeding down the highway just before the crash.