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Fatal Crash Highway 99 W south of Monmouth--Polk County
On Thursday May 3, 2018 at about 6:50am, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 99 W just south of Monmouth. Preliminary investigation revealed that a green 2002 Toyota pickup, operated by Taylor Boquist, age 23, of Cove, Or. was traveling eastbound on Parker Rd. As the pickup pulled onto Hwy 99 W it was struck by a 2002 Kenworth log truck traveling southbound on Hwy 99W. The operator of the log truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operators name will be released pending next of kin notification. Mr. Boquist was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. Hwy 99 W is currently closed but crews are currently working to clear the scene. Detour is in place.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.
OSP was assisted by Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Salem PD, ODOT, Polk Co Public works, and Polk County Fire