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Two People Killed in Crash with Tow Truck in Oregon

An intersection that annually ranks as one of the most dangerous in Oregon was the site of another fatal collision between a passenger car and a tow truck on Sunday, Feb. 5. According to OregonLive.com, a tow truck driving west on Oregon 211 smashed into the driver’s side door of a pickup truck traveling south on Canby-Marquam Highway in Molalla. The driver and a passenger in the pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene, while the tow truck driver suffered only minor injuries. According to the Oregon State Police, the intersection has consistently appeared among the top 10 most dangerous intersections in the state every year for the past two decades.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in fatal truck accidents involving large trucks and other vehicles, 98% of the fatalities occur to the people in the passenger vehicles.

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