Warm Springs Woman Killed in Highway 26 Crash

A 20-year-old Warm Springs woman was killed Friday morning in a crash on Highway 26 near Madras, according to Oregon State Police.

OSP responded to a crash at 2:10 a.m. at the intersection of Earl Street and Highway 26 just west of Madras.

The Investigation revealed a Buick Lucerne, driven by 20-year-old Arrita Augustine Sampson  of Warm Springs, was traveling on Earl St. and failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with Hwy 26.  She drove into the path of an eastbound semi driven by a Prineville man, according to OSP.

Sampson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the Buick, 18-year-old May Spino of Warm Springs, was take by ambulance to St.Charles – Madras and then by air to St. Charles – Bend for injuries.

McMurrian was not injured.

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


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