YORK – A two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 81 and Highway 34, just north of York has claimed the life of one person.
According to the York County Sheriff’s Office, a westbound white pickup driven by Robert Schmit of Gresham, failed to stop at the intersection and was hit by a northbound semi-trailer hauling a combine around 5 p.m. Schmit was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The semi instantly burst into flames. The driver of the semi sustained unknown injuries. His name was not known. More information will be released when available.
The intersection was closed for several hours as authorities investigated the accident.