Woman Dies in Icy Crash near Mount Hood

Date: December 5, 2014

Location: US 26

Name: Kimberly A. Meeker & Cynthia Young-Bolek

Woman Dies in Icy Crash near Mount Hood


Late Friday afternoon a woman was killed in an icy crash on US 26 in Wasco County.

A 2005 Dodge Caravan lost control near milepost 67 and crossed into the oncoming traffic lane.

The Caravan was hit by a 2007 Volvo S40, which then caused it to hit a 2002 Toyota Sequoia.

A 2005 Saturn Ion attempted to avoid the crash but ended up hitting the Volvo and the guardrail.

The driver of the Caravan, 41-year-old Kimberly A. Meeker of Madras, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two of the children in her van were injured and taken to Portland-area hospitals.

The driver of the Sequoia, Cynthia Young-Bolek was flown to a Portland-area hospital with serious injuries and remains in fair condition.

The investigation of the crash continues.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Kimberly A. Meeker and wish everyone else involved in the crash a full and speedy recovery.

Accidents like this are commonly caused by wet roads and ice. When these conditions occur, you need to be especially careful. Unfortunately, in most cases these accidents are considered the fault of the driver. But, in some cases, the accident may have been caused by poor road conditions, other drivers’ bad judgment, or another reason not readily apparent. Personal injury lawyers have experience with these types of investigations, or you can hire a personal investigator with experience in auto crashes.

Even if the insurance company finds you at fault, you can still pursue getting your bills paid through your PIP policy coverage. If you need help dealing with the insurance company, or just want to discuss your legal options for ensuring that your damages are paid, our Portland personal injury lawyers can help.


About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

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