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Early morning accident Sept. 13, claims one, injures another, on U.S. Highway 26 at Earl Street.

A 20-year-old Warm Springs woman, Arrita Augustine Sampson, died early Sept. 13, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 26 and Northwest Earl Street, in Madras.

On Friday, at about 2:10 a.m. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection, adjacent to the Madras Industrial Park.

Investigation revealed that a Buick Lucerne, operated by Sampson, was traveling northeast on Earl Street, and failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with Highway 26.

Sampson drove into the path of an eastbound commercial vehicle operated by Brandon McMurrian, 30, of Prineville. She sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. A passenger in the Buick, May Spino, 18, of Warm Springs, was transported by Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services to St. Charles Madras, and then airlifted to St. Charles Bend for injuries.

McMurrian was not injured.

OSP was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Fire Department, JCEMS and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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