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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 99W south of Amity
07/16/2008
Lieutenant Marlene West
Oregon State Police - McMinnville
Office: (503) 472-0294

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A five-year old child was killed and one child and an adult were injured Wednesday morning after a passenger car rear ended a flat bed pickup on Highway 99W just south of Amity.
 
On July 16, 2008 at approximately 7:45 a.m. 1999 Honda Civic driven by DAPHNE GREER age 31, from Independence, was traveling northbound on Highway 99W when it struck the rear of a northbound 1989 GMC flatbed pickup driven by CHRISTOPHER BRUBAKER age 33, from Sheridan. The pickup had slowed to make a left turn from the highway to a private business when it was struck from behind.
 
GREER received minor injuries and was transported to the Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville. She was wearing safety restraints and the airbag deployed in her vehicle.
 
BRUBAKER received minor injuries and was not transported. He was wearing safety restraints.
 
A left rear passenger in the Honda, LYDIA GREER age 5, from Independence, received critical injuries and was transported by LifeFlight to OHSU hospital where she died from her injuries at approximately 9 a.m. She is the driver's daughter and was secured in a child booster seat.
 
A right rear passenger in the Honda, HUNTER GREER age 3, from Independence, received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville. He is the driver's son and was secured in a child booster seat.
 
A front passenger in the GMC, GREYSON TERMINI, age 18, from Amity, was using safety restraints and was not injured.
 
Oregon State Police troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Fire personnel from Amity and ODOT assisted at the scene.