Two teens dead after fatal Historic Highway crash
A two-vehicle crash along the Historic Columbia River Highway Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18, led to the deaths of two teenagers.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded around 4:06 p.m. to the 1300 block of East Historic Columbia River Highway, where they found a 1988 Beaver motorhome and a 1992 Lexus sedan blocking the highway after a "violent collision," deputies said.
Both occupants of the Lexus — David Jovon Collins Jr., 18, and Keausha Tachelle Mauesby, 19, were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the motorhome, Benjamin Michael Feller, 46, was uninjured and cooperated with the investigation.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the Lexus was traveling eastbound when it allegedly crossed the center line and into the path of the motorhome, which was traveling westbound. Deputies also said excessive speed by the driver of the Lexus contributed to the crash.
The highway between Troutdale Bridge and Woodard Road was closed for about seven hours during the investigation. Personnel from the Gresham Fire Department, Corbett Fire Department and American Medical Response also assisted during the crash.
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