WSPD identifies 2 drivers killed in Highway 26 crash

The Warm Springs Tribal Police Department has identified the two people killed Sunday afternoon in a three-car crash on Highway 26.

Lt. Ron Gregory said a silver Chevrolet driven by 31-year-old Erik McDaniel of Culver, was heading eastbound when it crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic before hitting a green Silverado in the westbound lane.

After hitting the Silverado, McDaniel’s truck collided with a Dodge pickup driven by 46-year-old Heath Heimbigner of Oregon City.

Gregory said McDaniel died upon impact; Heimbigner passed away at the scene from his injuries.

Three additional passengers including 45-year-old Marcie Heimbigner and their two children were taken to St. Charles in Bend.

Marcie Heimbigner is still listed in critical condition, Gregory said.

Warm Springs Police were called to the crash on Highway 26 near milepost 81 around 3:00 p.m.


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