Lisa Johnson and Ryan Mercer Killed in Malheur County Car Accident on US Highway 95

Malheur County Car Accident
Ryan Mercer and Lisa Johnson Killed in Collision on US 95 in Malheur County

Malheur County, Oregon (May 23, 2023) – Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle collision on Sunday morning in Malheur County.

At around 11:14 a.m., the Oregon State Patrol responded to the scene of a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 95 near milepost 25.

Authorities say a 2017 Ford Explorer driven by 38-year-old Ryan Michael Mercer of Missouri was driving a car northbound in the southbound lane when an oncoming 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 73-year-old Walter Robert Gilmore of Idaho swerved to avoid a collision but crashed into a fog marker.

The Ford Explorer then collided head-on with a 2022 Ford Edge driven by 37-year-old Joseph J Luia of Nevada.

The impact of the collision caused the Ford Explorer to roll over onto its roof.

Mercer and 58-year-old Lisa K. Johnson of Nevada who was a passenger in the Ford Edge were pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Luia and his passenger, 33-year-old Alexander E. Murillo of Nevada, were transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Gilmore and his passenger, 72-year-old Diana Lynn Bonsey-Gilmore, were unhurt.

Additional information about the accident was not released.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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