Amanda Wall, 28, and 2-year-old boy killed; Cory Wall, 32, and baby, 3 months, injured when semi crashes head-on into pickup on Highway 99 near Junction City, Oregon

Modified Date: 
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 10:15am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Woman & child killed in head-on collision with semi-truck

Investigators said the semi-truck was traveling southbound on Highway 99W when it veered off the road and onto the shoulder just after 5 p.m.  Then, the semi returned to the roadway and crossed into oncoming traffic, where it hit a F150 pickup truck head-on. Amanda Wall, 28, of Eugene was a passenger in the truck and died at the scene.  A two-year-old boy was flown to a local hospital, but could not be saved. The driver of the truck, Cory Wall, 32, of Eugene and a 3-month-old boy survived. They were both taken to Sacred Heart Riverbend Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Woman and young child killed in wreck near Eugene

A 28-year-old Eugene woman and a 2-year-old traveling in the same pickup truck were killed Tuesday in a collision on Oregon 99W north of Junction City, Oregon State Police said. Amanda D. Wall was pronounced dead at the scene. The child, a boy, was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, police said. The wreck happened about 5:20 p.m. when police said a southbound Kenworth truck towing a box trailer drifted off the highway and onto the shoulder. The truck and trailer then drifted back onto the road and across the center line, slamming into a Ford pickup truck driven by Cory A. Wall of Eugene. Randall G. Likens. 56, of Cheshire in Lane County was driving the Kenworth. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

State police identify woman, 2-year-old killed in crash as Eugene residents

Troopers believe Likens was towing the box trailer south on the highway when the vehicle drifted onto the shoulder. The truck, and the trailer it was towing, then came back onto the highway. The trailer swayed across the center­line into the northbound lanes, into the path of the Walls’ Ford pickup. After the Ford struck the box trailer, Likens’ truck and trailer rolled onto its roof off the highway, troopers said. No citations have been reported, and the crash remains under investigation, police said.

GoFundMe: Funding the future of Amanda Wall

So very sadly a sweet friend and fellow Rodan + Fields consultant was tragically taken from us lastnight in a car accident along with her two year old son. Her husband and 3 month old son did survive the accident.  During this tragic time please consider donating to help with all of the many medical and life altering expenses that her family will have. 

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Amanda Wall
Cory Wall
Randall Likens
Roadway: 
Highway 99
Area: 
Eugene, OR

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