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Orofino graduate, child die in vehicle accident
Martin Heieren, 27, a 2005 Graduate of Orofino High School, and four-year-old Nevaeh Davenport of Lewiston were killed in a two-vehicle crash near Pomeroy, WA Nov. 1, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The crash occurred at around 1 p.m. near milepost 398 on U.S. Highway 12, four miles west of Pomeroy.
Heieren was driving his tan 2003 Chevrolet S10 pickup westbound on the highway. According to the state patrol, as Heieren went around a curve in the road the pickup drifted over the centerline.
Donald Coleman, 54, of Canby, OR, was eastbound in the oncoming lane in a silver 2005 Dodge Ram pickup. Coleman swerved in an attempt to avoid the collision, and Heierenís pickup struck Colemanís on the left side, according to the state patrol.
Heieren was pronounced dead at the scene. Nevaeh Davenport later died at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Coleman was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.