Second victim dies of injuries after Highway 6 crash
A 62-year-old woman involved in a two-car collision on Highway 6 earlier this month has died of her injuries, the Oregon State Police announced this morning.
Karen Mae Andrehsen, 62, a resident of Warren, was one of the passengers in the Chrysler Town and Country van that police say was struck by an oncoming Saturn SL that had strayed into the wrong lane Sunday afternoon, June 10.
The driver of the Saturn, 33-year-old Tillamook resident George Madsen IV, died at the scene of the crash near milepost 24, just west of Lee's Camp in the Tillamook County portion of Highway 6.
Andrehsen was one of four Columbia County residents in the Chrysler van, all of whom were hospitalized after the June 10 crash.
Andrehsen and 84-year-old Geraldine Mae Murphy, also of Tillamook, were transported to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland.
Driver Debra Ann Frappier, 60, of Scappoose, and Kathy Marie Thomas, 56, of Columbia City, were taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for treatment.
Police said the June 10 crash occurred after Madsen's vehicle entered the eastbound lane of travel "for an unknown reason," colliding with the westbound Chrysler van.
No other vehicles were involved in the collision.
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