Ice-related car accident in Oregon kills 1 and injures 3 Prosser, WA residents

A car driven by Ronald Eugene Beck, age 58, of Prosser, Washington was involved in a four-car accident on Highway 42 in Oregon in which one of his passengers, a 74-year-old Oregon woman, was killed and two of his passengers were seriously injured.

According to a report by the Oregon State Police, Beck’s vehicle, a PT Cruiser, was hit nearly head-on by a Dodge pickup truck that had lost control due to icy conditions. Beck’s rear seat passenger Sigrid Wilma Wheeler, of Coos Bay, was killed. Beck’s other two passengers, Sarah Helen Beck, age 54, and Amber Nicole Olson, age 22, both of Prosser were seriously injured in the car accident. Ronald Beck received minor injuries in the accident. Prosser is a city West of the Tri-Cities area of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick.

The Oregon State Patrol is investigating the motor vehicle accident and are trying to determine if Wheeler was wearing a safety belt.

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