1 person killed, 2 others injured in 4-car crash on HWY 97 in Terrebonne

Courtesy Redmond Fire & Rescue
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One person died and another was badly injured Wednesday night after a four-car crash on Highway 97 near Terrebonne, according to Oregon State Police.

The crash happened just before 5 p.m. at North Highway 97 and NW Eby Avenue.

A silver Hyundai Elantra, driven by a 58-year-old Metolius man, was southbound on Highway 97 when it tried to pass a southbound black Dodge Ram on the shoulder.

When the Elantra reentered the southbound lane, it struck the front of the Dodge Ram, sending the Elantra into the northbound lane, OSP said.

The Elantra then struck a Nissan Pathfinder, driven by 33-year-old Jessica Shaw of Metolius.

The Pathfinder was pushed into the southbound lane when it was struck by a Dodge Tow Truck, OSP said.

Shaw was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the Elantra, a 29-year-old Madras man, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The tow truck driver reported minor injuries.

Redmond Fire and Rescue crews arrived to find four cars badly damaged with debris spread over 300 or more feet of the highway, said Battalion Chief Ken Brown.

The crash closed the highway for about six hours.

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