Keizer Man Dies in Crash on Highway 211 near Woodburn

A Keizer man died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon near Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm east of Woodburn.

Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to the collision on Highway 211 and Meridian Road at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford Explorer, operated by 84-year-old Richard Russell, of Keizer, was turning left from Meridian onto 211 when he pulled into the path of a Peterbilt semi-truck operated by Gerald Fritz, 55, of Lebanon.

Russell sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead.

Two passengers in the Ford Explorer, Bonnie Magoon, 83, of Keizer and Gary Gerstner, 63, of Garberville, Calif., were transported by Life Flight helicopter to Emmanuel Hospital.

Fritz was not injured.

Highway 211 was closed for several hours while crews worked the scene.

OSP was assisted by Monitor Fire Department and ODOT.

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