Date: October 2, 2009
Location: Highway 99E, Brooks, Oregon
Names: Abimeal Jaime, Dvane H. Wood
According to The Oregonian, Abimeal Jaime, 27, of Keizer, Oregon, was seriously injured in a collision with a truck driven by Dvane H. Wood, 45, of Damascus, Oregon. The accident occurred October 2, 2009, around 3:30 AM.
Jaime was traveling north on Highway 99E, in Brooks, Oregon, when his 1999 Honda Civic veered into southbound traffic and crashed into a Freightliner truck driven by Wood. An ambulance transported Jaime to Salem Hospital. Wood, who was wearing a seat belt, was not hurt in the wreck; it was not known whether Jaime was using passenger restraints.
The Oregon State Police are investigating the possibility that alcohol was a factor in the wreck.
Responding to the crash were state police officials, the Marion County Fire District, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The accident closed down the highway for about three hours.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Jaime and Wood during this difficult time. This was a tragedy that never should have happened.