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  • Traffic crash near Canyonville kills two

  • Two men died during a traffic crash south of Canyonville Sunday night when a tractor-trailer slammed into another disabled commercial truck parked on the shoulder of northbound Interstate 5 near milepost 90.
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  • UPDATED: 4 p.m.
    Oregon State Police have released the names of the two men who died in a traffic crash outside Canyonville Sunday night.
    OSP reported William Marion Steinbrook, a 54-year-old roadside mechanic from Yoncalla, was pinned between his pickup truck and the disabled semi during the crash. The other fatality, 43-year-old Adam Wade Pennington of Hemet, Calif., was in the sleeper berth of the semi truck that slammed into the back of the disabled vehicle.
    The crash's cause remains under investigation, OSP said.
    11 a.m.
    Two men died during a traffic crash south of Canyonville Sunday night when a tractor-trailer slammed into another disabled commercial truck parked on the shoulder of northbound Interstate 5 near milepost 90.
    One man, a 54-year-old roadside mechanic, was pinned between his pickup truck and the disabled semi during the crash. The other fatality was a 43-year-old man in the sleeper berth of the semi truck that slammed into the back of the disabled vehicle.
    The names of both men will be released this afternoon, Oregon State Police reported.
    The crash happened at about 11 p.m. Sunday. A disabled commercial truck pulling a semitrailer was parked on the shoulder. The mechanic was standing between the disabled truck and his roadside assistance pickup, police reported.
    A 2013 International Truck pulling an Auto Zone semitrailer, driven by 56-year-old Norco, Calif., resident William Dean Penicks, crested a hill, driving in the right lane. The truck crossed the fog line for an unknown reason and smashed into the back of the stopped semitrailer, police said. The impact pushed the disabled truck and trailer forward, slamming into the mechanic and pinning him between his truck and the disabled semi. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The 43-year-old passenger in the sleeper cabin of the second truck was also pronounced dead at the scene. The disabled truck's driver was outside the vehicle and was not hurt.
    Glendale Ambulance transported Penicks to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
    OSP, the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, South Umpqua Fire Department, Azalea Rural Fire District and Oregon Department of Transportation responded to the scene. A hazardous materials cleanup crew also responded to a diesel spill.
    The case remains under investigation by OSP.
    — Ryan Pfeil
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