VENETA, Ore. – A 26-year-old woman from Veneta is dead after a crash Monday morning on Highway 126.
Oregon State Police say the accident happened two miles east of Veneta Monday morning about 7:15 a.m.
Police say a semi-truck, pulling two trailers loaded with powder cement, smashed into the car. The collision pushed the car across the highway into a ditch.
Aimee Thomas, the driver in the car, died at the scene.
“The car was pulling off of Ellmaker and was going to head eastbound towards Eugene when it was struck by a semi-truck that was westbound. Investigation is still on going. We’re in the preliminary stages of that,” said Lee Farrar, Oregon State Police.
OSP says the driver of the semi, 64-year-old Carl Mosier was not hurt. Troopers say both drivers were wearing their seat belts.