California Man Dies In Crash Involving Tractor Trailer
MALHEUR COUNTY, OR (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Oregon State Police) — On Saturday, August 11, 2018 at approximately 2:45 PM Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head on collision on Hwy 95 near milepost 97.
Investigation reveals that a white 2005 Ford Focus, operated by Jaila Aguilera-Pinder (19) from Las Vegas, NV. was northbound on Hwy 95. Aguilera-Pinder was attempting to pass a commercial motor vehicle in a no passing zone when it struck a southbound 2014 Ford Escape, operated by Victor Dunkelberger (33) from Rocklin, CA. The two vehicles collided head on at highway speeds.
Dunkelberger sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
There were two passengers in the Ford Escape, Ayna Anderson (27) from Rocklin, CA – transported by air to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (Boise), a juvenile passenger was transported by ground to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
Aguilera-Pinder and her passenger, Keilin Alfonso-Vaquero (25) from Las Vegas, NV, were both transported by air to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
OSP was assisted by Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, Life light, Jordan Valley Ambulance, ODOT, and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (NV).
OSP collision reconstructionist are continuing the investigation.