21 year old Lafayette man dies in Sunday morning 99w Crash

August 29, 2016
CRASH NEAR MCMINNVILLE KILLS DRIVER, INJURES OTHERS - YAMHILL COUNTY (PHOTO)

News Release from Oregon State Police 

On August 28, 2016 at about 2:40AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 99W at milepost 31.5 (near Lafayette). 

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound Highway 99W when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a northbound 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer. 

The driver of the Toyota, Jeronimo HUAPOE-MORALES, age 21, of Lafayette, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Two passengers in the Toyota were also taken to the hospital for their injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet, Cody M KLIESE-HARTZONG, age 31, of Dundee, was taken by ground ambulance to Oregon Health and Sciences University. 

All three occupants in the Toyota were not using their safety belts. The contributing factors into the crash are still under investigation. OSP was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, McMinnville Police, Lafayette Fire, Dayton Fire, McMinnville Fire, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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Drag the gut char show

August 27, 2016
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carwash fundraiser for medical expenses for Natasha Fisher of McMinnville.

August 27, 2016

family is trying to raise money to pay medical expenses for Natasha.  She was in an accident May 4th. Speed racing between Mac and Lafayette.  The family is facing many of thousands of dollars in bills.  They are selling raffle tickets at Sears McMinnville until 4pm today, August 27, 2016

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Red flag warning today, 25 mile per hour winds, hot temps, low humidities

August 24, 2016
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
804 AM PDT WED AUG 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY...

ORZ604-242315- /O.NEW.KPQR.FW.W.0003.160824T2000Z-160825T0300Z/ WILLAMETTE VALLEY- 804 AM PDT WED AUG 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE OR604...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN OREGON...SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 604.

* WINDS...OUT OF THE NORTH 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...DROPPING TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO DRY FUEL CONDITIONS...ANY FIRE START HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID SPREAD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW....OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT... HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND (ALL LOWER CASE). VISIT THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB TO SEE THE EXACT AREA INCLUDED IN THIS WARNING.



Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
304 AM PDT WED AUG 24 2016

...HOT WEATHER THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON...

.AN UPPER RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST THROUGH FRIDAY FOR INCREASINGLY HOT WEATHER. WEAK EAST WINDS WILL INTENSIFY HEATING THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. EXCESSIVE HEAL WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS OR INJURIES.

ORZ003>008-010-012-014>016-WAZ020-022-039-040-045-046-250115- /O.NEW.KPQR.HT.Y.0004.160825T2100Z-160827T0300Z/ COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON- CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA- GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY- SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS- CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY- WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE- WILLAPA HILLS-I-5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY- GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VERNONIA...VENETA...ST. HELENS... HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...SALEM... MCMINNVILLE...EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY... LEBANON...SANDY...ESTACADA...SWEET HOME...COTTAGE GROVE...ODELL... CORBETT...HOOD RIVER...LONGVIEW...KELSO...VANCOUVER... BATTLE GROUND...WASHOUGAL...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN... COUGAR...CARSON...UNDERWOOD 304 AM PDT WED AUG 24 2016

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO 8 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY...COAST RANGE...THE LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER...THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...AND THE UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A HEAT WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO 8 PM PDT FRIDAY.

* TIMING: THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* HIGH TEMPERATURE: 95 TO 100.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: VERNONIA...VENETA...ST. HELENS... HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...SALEM... MCMINNVILLE...EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY... LEBANON...SANDY...ESTACADA...SWEET HOME...COTTAGE GROVE... ODELL...CORBETT...HOOD RIVER...LONGVIEW...KELSO... VANCOUVER... BATTLE GROUND...WASHOUGAL...TOUTLE...ARIEL... LAKE MERWIN... COUGAR...CARSON...UNDERWOOD

* IMPACTS: THE ELDERLY...YOUTH...AND THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING WILL BE VULNERABLE TO THE HEAT. THOSE WORKING OR EXERCISING OUTDOORS WILL BE AT AN INCREASED RISK OF DEHYDRATION AND HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUNSHINE...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.

THOSE SEEKING RELIEF FROM THE HEAT IN THE OCEAN...LAKES...POOLS...OR RIVERS SHOULD BE DILIGENT ABOUT WATER SAFETY. WEAR A LIFE PRESERVING VEST...MAINTAIN A GOOD DISTANCE FROM MOVING BOATS...AND ONLY SWIM TO YOUR ABILITIES.

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