DOUBLE FATALITY HEAD-ON CRASH ON HIGHWAY 26 IN WASCO COUNTY, OREGON

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WASCO COUNTY, OR (October 17, 2022) -  The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at approximately 1:31 PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 77.

The preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound white Ford Taurus, operated by James Mahon (51) of Mineral Wells, TX, left its lane of travel and collided head-on with a westbound blue Hyundai Ion, operated by Carla Nichols (63) of Redmond. 

Mahon and Nichols both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

A canine, a young Chihuahua, in Nichols vehicle survived the crash and was cared for by passerby’s. 

Highway 26 was affected for approximately 5 hours while the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the scene. 

OSP was assisted by Warm Springs Police Department and ODOT.

 

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