1 person killed, 2 injured in head-on crash on HWY 26 near Warm Springs


One person was killed Friday in a two-car crash on Highway 26 in Warm Springs, according to tribal police.

Lt. Ron Gregory said in a press release on Monday police and medical personnel responded to the crash, which happened around 6 p.m. near the junction with Highway 216. 

Officers found two vehicles involved in the crash – a white 2007 Lincoln SUV and a white 2014 Ford truck towing a small utility trailer. 

Two other people suffered minor injuries in the crash, Gregory said. 

Based on the information obtained during the investigation, the white Lincoln was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed and tried o pass other vehicles when it struck the eastbound Ford truck and trailer.

The driver of the Lincoln was a Tribal member and was killed in the crash. 

Oregon State Police responded to the crash to assist with the investigation and reconstruction.

Gregory said speed is considered a primary factor in the crash.



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