COLUMBIA COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police (OSP) is reporting that on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at approximately 9:47 P.M., OSP responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 30, near milepost 35, in Columbia County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a westbound 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Salina Gable Malynn (27) of St Helens, crossed the eastbound lane while attempting to turn onto Butterfield Road. While turning, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was impacted in the passenger side by an eastbound 2007 Ford Focus, operated by Steven Bayard Sullivan (34) of Hillsboro, in a “T-bone” type crash.
The driver of the eastbound Ford Focus (Sullivan) was transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital with serious injuries. The passenger of the Ford Focus, Danielle Dawn Yoemans (36) of Hillsboro, was declared deceased at the scene.
The driver of the westbound Jeep Grand Cherokee (Malynn) was uninjured. The passenger of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Katie Ann-Devona Witt (24) of St. Helens, was transported to St. John’s Medical Center in Longview, WA.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. The highway was impacted for approximately 5 hours during the on-scene investigation.
OSP was assisted by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Columbia River Fire & Rescue, Columbia City Police Department, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Grumpy’s Towing.