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Three die in car crash near Vale

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VALE, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's two car crash that resulted in the death of three people on Highway 26 about thirty miles northwest of Vale.

According to Sergeant Mark Duncan, a sport utility vehicle driven by an adult female was eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 249 when it traveled into westbound lane and collided with a westbound pickup pulling an empty livestock trailer driven by an adult male.

The SUV's female driver and adult male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. The male passenger was not using safety restraints and was ejected from the vehicle. The  adult male driver of the pickup was also pronounced deceased at the scene.

Oregon State Police troopers from the Ontario Area Command office are continuing the investigation and next of kin notifications.

The Oregon State Police were assisted at the scene by the Malheur County Sheriff's Office, the Brogan Quick Response Unit, Vale Fire & Ambulance, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The highway was closed for several hours during the scene investigation.

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