A Woodburn man died late Friday night, Aug. 4, after a head-on crash on Highway 240 west of Newberg.
Oregon State Police reported that at 11:17 p.m., Fredy Romero-Lopez, 18, of Woodburn, had been traveling westbound in a 2002 Ford Focus when he crossed into oncoming traffic. He was hit head-on by a 2003 Ford F-350 pickup driven by Jeffrey Bernards, 24, of McMinnville.
Romero-Lopez died at the scene. Bernards was taken by ambulance to Newberg Hospital with minor injuries.
Witnesses reported to police that Romero-Lopez had been passing other vehicles and driving at a high rate of speed just before the crash.