Salem Teen Perishes in Two Vehicle Accident in Yamhill County

Posted on February 1, 2022

Oregon State Police – 02/01/22 1:19 PM

On Monday, January 31, 2022 at approximately 3:00 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 153 near milepost 13.

Preliminary investigation revealed a northbound Honda Passport, operated by Steven Higby (28) of Salem, crossed over into the oncoming lane of travel and collided head-on with a Toyota Camry, operated by Jacquelyn Kinder (18) of Salem.

Kinder sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Higby was transported to an area hospital with significant injuries.

Hwy 153 was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated.

OSP was assisted by Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, Amity Fire Department and ODOT.

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