Woodburn teen dies in head-on crash on Hwy 240 near Newberg

Deadly crash on Highway 240 (Photo from Oregon State Police)

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.

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