Man killed after car collides with semi-tractor being towed


FILE: An Oregon State Police patrol car, November 5, 2020 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 79-year-old man was killed when his car collided with a semi-tractor being towed on Interstate 5 in Linn County early Wednesday morning, according to police.

Around 1:50 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to the crash near milepost 220.

Michael Elliott of Sublimity was heading south when officials say his Chrysler PT Cruiser struck a Volvo semi-tractor that was being towed.

Elliott was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The 26-year-old tow truck driver, Walker Farnham, was not injured.

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