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The driver and passenger in a Mini Cooper died in a two-vehicle crash at South Barnards and South Dryland Friday

COURTESY PHOTO: CCSO - Life Flight comes in for landing as crews work at the scene of the crash between a Mini Cooper and a Dodge Ram pickup between Canby and Molalla on Friday, Sept. 6.

Two are dead as the result of a two-vehicle collision Friday at South Barnards Road and South Dryland Road in unincorporated Clackamas County between Canby and Molalla.

The report of the crash came on Friday, Sept. 6 at about 4:30 p.m. Serious injuries were reported, according to Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. When emergency responders from the Sheriff's Office, Molalla Police, Molalla Fire and Canby Fire arrived, they found several citizens in the area helping.

The collision was between a Mini Cooper and a Dodge Ram pickup. Both vehicles were damaged extensively, police said.

The driver of the truck appeared to be uninjured.

The female driver of the Mini Cooper was found to be deceased in the vehicle.

The male passenger in the Mini Cooper had extensive injuries and was transported to an area hospital via Life Flight. He later died as a result of his injuries, police said.

COURTESY PHOTO: CCSO - Emergency responders work the scene of the crash at Dryland and Barnards on Friday, Sept. 6.

Police are not yet releasing the names of the deceased and the cause and factors of this crash.

However, police did say a Clackamas County Deputy Medical Examiner and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Technicians team responded to assist with the investigation. The initial investigation revealed the driver of the Mini Cooper was likely at fault.

The Barnards/Dryland intersection has a two-way stop with stop signs on both sides of Dryland. The intersection has been the scene of multiple crashes over the years. A crash on Dryland Road near that intersection took three lives in July 2018.

Kristen Wohlers
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