A Washington man died and two others were seriously injured Tuesday in a three-car crash near Madras, according to Oregon State Police.
The crash happened around 2:15 p.m. on Highway 26 near milepost 112.
The preliminary investigation revealed a Nissan Pathfinder, driven by a 71-year-old woman from Milwaukie was driving west when it tried to pass a Dodge Ram towing a travel trailer, driven by a 65-year-old woman from North Plains.
The pathfinder collided with an eastbound Infinity driven by 26-year-old Ryan Gile of Vancouver, Wash.
The driver of the Pathfinder was taken to St. Charles in Madras and then flown to St. Charles in Bend.
A 71-year-old man riding in the Pathfinder was also injured and flown to St. Charles in Bend.
Gile was taken to St. Charles in Madras where he was pronounced dead.
OSP was assisted by Jefferson County Fire, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Warm Springs PD, and ODOT