A Bend woman has been charged with multiple counts of manslaughter for a fatal head-on crash last fall that killed a woman and two teens from Warm Springs.
Audry Cooper McHugh, 29, pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree and three counts of second-degree manslaughter in the deaths of Saralee Spino-McCormack, 29; Jessica Johnson, 14; and Jesiah Johnson, 13. She also pleaded not guilty to a DUII charge.
Oregon State Police said the crash happened on Nov. 16, 2022, at about 7:40 p.m. near milepost 114, which is near the airport.
OSP said a preliminary investigation found that a Toyota Tacoma, driven by McHugh was passing several vehicles in the fog when it collided with a westbound gold Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Spino-McCormack.
Spino-McCormack and Jesiah Johnson, who was a passenger in the Malibu, died at the scene. Jessica Johnson died later at the hospital.
McHugh was also taken to the hospital.