LEBANON, Ore. (KTVZ) – A Redmond man was killed Monday evening when he crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 20 in Linn County and collided with a Lebanon Fire Department pumper truck, Oregon State Police said Tuesday.
Troopers and emergency personnel responded around 6:35 p.m. to the two-vehicle crash near milepost 16, between Lebanon and Sweet Home.
OSP said a preliminary investigation found that Kevin Gonzales, 30, of Redmond, was driving west in a Toyota Yaris when he crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided with a red Freightliner truck owned by the Lebanon Fire Department.
Gonzales died in the crash and the fire truck driver, a 40-year-old Lebanon man, received minor injuries, OSP said.
Prior to the collision, OSP said, Gonzales “was reported to be driving erratically, and impairment is being investigated as a contributing factor.”