Carl Foster Jr., 51, and Patricia Wright, 52, were riding on a motorcycle west on U.S. Highway 74 near Old Boardman Road when the fatal accident occurred. At approximately 5:45 p.m. local time, 71-year-old Philip Smith failed to stop at a stop sign in his pickup truck and trailer.
WECT reports that the pair of motorcyclists were hit by the truck, and Foster and Wright died from injuries sustained in the crash. Smith did not suffer from injuries in the collision.
Officials do not believe alcohol or drugs lead to the fatal crash. According to WECT, Smith faces two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
The following information is provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).