Six injured in two-vehicle head-on crash in Corvallis

A driver fell asleep, causing her vehicle to cross the center line and crash into another car.

Posted: May 29, 2018 5:38 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Benton County deputies responded Monday to a two-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 99 north of Elks Drive at about 4 p.m.

Dorothy Goergen, 78, was driving northbound on Highway 99 when she fell asleep, the woman told deputies. Three male juveniles were in the car, a red Toyota Passenger.

The vehicle crossed the center line and struck a southbound Honda SUV. Fumiko Nakamura, 63, of Corvallis was driving the vehicle that was hit, and her husband, Arne D. Thormodson, was a passenger at the time of the crash.

All six people involved in the crash reported minor injuries, with Goergen reporting a broken leg. They were transported to the Corvallis Regional Medical Center.

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