Banks, Crash, Highway 6

Driver involved in fatal crash on Highway 6 arrested on six charges

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BANKS - The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash on Wednesday evening west of Banks on Highway 6 has been arrested on six charges stemming from the crash.

Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, emergency response agencies and the Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle crash at mile post 48 on Highway 6, roughly one mile west of Banks.

According to the Oregon State Police, an initial investigation showed that a Ford Fiesta operated by Talita Weltzien, 19, of Hillsboro was heading eastbound on the Wilson River Highway when her vehicle slammed into the trailer of a stopped Volvo Commercial Motor Vehicle, operated by Robert Grinstead, 56, of Gresham. The Volvo tractor . . .

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