Passenger Killed In Crash Near Sherwood

A passenger was killed and the driver of a pickup truck was injured in a crash on Highway 99-W near Sherwood on Saturday.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the driver of a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer exited the parking lot of a business and turned south onto SW Pacific Highway. The driver then quickly moved from the right lane into the left lane, into the path of a 2005 Ford F350 truck that was also traveling south. The impact between the vehicles sent the truck into the median, where it rolled several times.

The driver of the truck was transported to an area hospital. He did not suffer injuries that are considered to be life-threatening. A passenger in the truck, 47-year-old Lorraine Wheeler, died as a result of the crash.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, 18-year-old Roger Bayard, of Tigard, was arrested. Bayard is accused of the following crimes:

  • Manslaughter II
  • Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants
  • Reckless Driving
  • Reckless Endangering
  • Assault IV
  • Criminal Mischief II

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