WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR — Two people have died after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday, February 1, on Oregon State Highway 47 near north Buxton, reports KATU2.
The fatal accident happened near milepost 74, north of Northwest Nowakowski Road. Officials with the Oregon State Patrol arrived on the scene at about 3:05 p.m.
A preliminary investigation found that a 26-year-old woman was driving a Subaru wagon northbound when, for reasons still unknown, she veered into the oncoming lane. Moments later, the Subaru collided with the front-end of a red Subaru Outback driven by a 65-year-old San Pablo woman.
The 26-year-old woman died from her injuries at the scene. Officials noted she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck.
The driver of the Outback and her male passenger both suffered life-threatening injuries. Both were rushed to an area hospital, where the male passenger was pronounced deceased on Saturday, February 18.
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