Preliminary investigation shows that at approximately 5:20 AM two commercial vehicles collided on Hwy 18 near milepost 57 – this is on the recently opened Newberg/Dundee bypass. A fire broke out as a result of the collision.
The operators of both commercial vehicles sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.
There was a passenger car involved and the operator sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
Icy roadways are believed to be a contributing factor in this crash.