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Terrebonne man killed in Hwy. 97 truck-pickup crash

Hwy. 97 fatal Sherman County 57
Oregon State Police say Terrebonne man died Thursday evening in collision with truck hauling potatoes on Hwy. 97 in Sherman County

KENT, Ore. (KTVZ) -- A Terrebonne man was killed Thursday evening when his pickup truck was struck by a truck loaded with potatoes on Highway 97 in Sherman County, Oregon State Police said Friday.

Troopers and emergency personnel responded around 7:10 p.m. to the reported crash near milepost 48.

A preliminary investigation found that a commercial vehicle loaded with potatoes, driven by Amador Ramirez, 25, of Hermiston, was heading north when he lost control and it crossed into the southbound lane, rolling onto the driver's side, OSP said.

The truck collided with a southbound Chevy pickup driven by Ryan Spyker, 45, who sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene, troopers said. Ramirez had minor injuries.

Highway 97 was closed for about five hours after the crash.

OSP was assisted at the crash scene by the Sherman County Sheriff's Office, Moro Fire & Rescue and ODOT.

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  1. Damn, poor guy is just toodling along minding his own business, when suddenly it’s game over. Condolences to Mr. Spyker’s family and friends.

    Condolences to the trucker as well. That’s gotta be a tough thing to live with.

    1. yes, a friend lost control of a corvair sedan and hit a buick pulling a good sized fishiing boat head on, 50 years. ago, her little sister was thrown from the car. She never recovered from her sisters death. Life long impact

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