MONROE, Ore. (KMTR) -- One person is dead after a violent crash just south of Monroe Monday morning. The wreck closed Territorial Highway in both directions for most of the day.
Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Territorial Highway, near the Benton-Lane County line, two miles south of Monroe.
The crash resulted in the death of a 19 year old man and seriously injured a 21 year old female.
At about 9:43 am on Monday, June 25, 2012, David Engberg, age 19, from Central Point, Oregon, was driving north on Territorial Highway, near milepost two, in a 2009 Nissan Versa.
Deputies say he crossed into the southbound lane for unknown reasons.
A 1999 Peterbuilt log truck , driven by Steven Sharp, from Coquille, Oregon, was traveling south on Territorial Highway and crashed head on into the Nissan Versa. The log truck did not have any logs and had an empty trailer "bunked" in the rear. After the impact, both vehicles came to rest in the ditch on the east side of the road.
David Engberg was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
Teanna Engberg, age 21, from Coquille, Oregon, was in the Nissan Versa. She was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by the Corvallis Fire Department with serious injuries.
Natasha Gill, age 17, was in the Nissan Versa and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by the Lane Country Rural Fire Department with minor injuries.
Steven Sharp suffered minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital by medics.
Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate the crash.
Territorial Highway was closed for about four hours.