Tuesday, October 16, 2007
POLK COUNTY -- A Falls City man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 223 on Sunday, Oregon State Police said.
Daniel Jordan, 49, was westbound on Bridgeport Road at about 7:10 p.m. in a 1993 Ford Escort when he drove through a stop sign at the intersection with Kings Valley Highway (OR 223), police said.
His car collided with a northbound Ford F-350 pickup that was towing an 18-foot utility trailer, OSP said. Jordan died at the scene. OSP troopers are investigating whether he was wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the pickup on Kings Valley Highway, Nicholas Lutz, 65, of Florence was not injured and was wearing a seat belt.
Polk County Sheriff's deputies and Dallas Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.