California woman killed, 3 others injured in HWY 97 crash south of Madras


A California woman was killed Thursday in a two-car crash on Highway 97 south of Madras, according to Oregon State Police.

The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. and a preliminary investigation showed a Chevrolet Impala driven by 51-year-old Charles Carroll of Madras, was northbound when it left the road, lost control, and entered the southbound lane colliding with a Mazda CX-5 drive by 70-year-old Greg Rockwell of Bothell, Wash.

Carroll was taken by air ambulance to the hospital.

A passenger in the Chevrolet, 52-year-old Donna Reynaga of Ontario, Calif. sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rockwell and his passenger, 62-year-old Colleen Donahue were both taken to the hospital with injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County EMS, and ODOT.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

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