Police: Two killed when truck tries passing a car in the snow
REDMOND, Ore. -- Two people were killed, another was injured Saturday night when a truck lost control while trying to pass a car in a prohibited zone of Highway 97 just north of Redmond, police said.
Officials said that the incident started on Saturday night when a Ford F-250 was following a Ford Focus on Highway 97 near milepost 114.
At around 6:30 p.m. the truck's driver, Richard Fraker, 68 of Vancouver, tried to pass the car in a prohibited passing zone. The truck lost control on the snow-covered highway and crashed into the side of the passenger car, sending both vehicles off the east side of the highway.
The pickup flipped over, landing on its roof off the side of the road. Fraker and his two passengers Terry Clampitt, 47, and Barbara Fraker, 67 (both from Vancouver, Wash.) were trapped inside the truck's cabin.
The driver of the Focus, Justin Hendrix, 19 of Madras, was able to safely bring his car to a stop. He and the two other passengers inside the car were unhurt.
Richard Fraker and Clampitt (sitting in the front seat) were pronounced dead at the scene. Firefighters extracted Barbara Fraker from the rear seat. She was taken to the St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond with serious injuries.