Head-on Fatal Car Accident – Yamhill County
November 19, 2019

Yamhill County, Oregon – Three people are dead and multiple people in serious condition in local hospitals following a fatal head-on car accident on Hwy 221 (Wallace Rd) near milepost 10.5.

From a statement released by Oregon State Police a gray 2004 Volkswagen Passat, driven by Krista Ashley (33) of Salem, was northbound on Hwy 221 when for unknown reasons crossed into the southbound lane striking a black 2019 Chevy Cruz head-on, driven by Susie Valdez (69) of Salem.

Valdez and her passenger, Robert Valdez (70) of Salem both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

Ashley was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

There were three passengers in the Passat driven by Ashley:

A juvenile female sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at Salem Hospital. 

Daniel Norris (28) of Salem was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

A juvenile female was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

Hwy 221 was closed for approximately 4.5 hours.

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