On Monday, May 24, 2021 at approximately 9:44 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a multiple vehicle collision on Hwy 20 near milepost 3.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford F250 truck towing a 16 foot fully enclosed trailer, operated by 32-Devin Shrum of Lebanon, was eastbound when it lost control crossed into the westbound lane and collided with a Ford Fiesta operated by 29-year old Kayla Rhoades (Silvia) of Toledo.
The trailer came loose and struck a westbound Dodge Magnum operated by 43-year old Jeremy Lacewell of Toledo. Rhoades sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. She leaves behind her husband James and two little boys age 7 and 4. Shrum and his passenger, Lonnie Shrum of Lebanon, were transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. Lacewell and his passenger, Jimmy Short of Toledo, were not injured.
OSP was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Toledo Police Department, Newport Fire Department, Toledo Fire Department and ODOT. For those of you who wish to help the family of Kayla there has been a GoFundMe created: https://gofund.me/8b46c80f