Crash claims one life in Jefferson County
One man was killed and two others were seriously injured in a car accident Tuesday afternoon in Jefferson County.
On Nov. 3 at 12:18 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three-vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 112 about six miles north of Madras, near Columbia Drive.
Jefferson County Sheriff deputies secured the scene for the Oregon State Police and helped the Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 crews locate and care for numerous victims.
According to an OSP press release, a preliminary investigation revealed a Nissan Pathfinder, operated by Bonnie McCoy, 71, of Milwaukie, was traveling westbound when it attempted to pass a Dodge Ram towing a travel trailer, operated by Deborah Dunne, 65, of North Plains, and collided with an eastbound Infinity operated by Ryan Gile, 26, of Vancouver, Washington.
Gile was transported to St. Charles Madras, where he was pronounced deceased.
McCoy was transported to St. Charles Madras and then to St. Charles Bend via air ambulance.
Passenger in the Pathfinder, Barry Barber, 71, of Milwaukie, was flown via air ambulance to St. Charles Bend.
Three Medical Helicopters were dispatched to the incident, and Warm Springs responded with an ambulance crew and police officers. Oregon Department of Transportation also assisted.
The highway was closed for several hours.
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