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Three people killed, child critically injured in Hwy 47 crash in Yamhill Co.

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Three people were killed and a child was critically injured in a crash on Hwy 47 on Tuesday morning. (Photo: KPTV/AIR 12) Three people were killed and a child was critically injured in a crash on Hwy 47 on Tuesday morning. (Photo: KPTV/AIR 12)
AIR 12 over crash scene north of Carlton (Photo: KPTV) AIR 12 over crash scene north of Carlton (Photo: KPTV)
CARLTON, OR (KPTV) -

Three people were killed and a 4-year-old child was critically injured in a crash on Highway 47 near Carlton early Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews responded to Milepost 37 at 4:30 a.m.

Investigators said a northbound 1992 Honda Accord driven Teven Ray Stone, 24, of Sheridan, drifted across the centerline into the path of an oncoming 2008 GMC pickup.

Stone, along with passengers Jennifer A. Heath, 39, of McMinnville, and 45-year-old Johnny E. Highley, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 4-year-old child in the car suffered life-threatening injuries and was transferred from a McMinnville hospital to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment. The child's condition was considered critical.

"It appeared several of the occupants in the Honda Accord were not wearing seat belts and/or in child safety seats," according to Oregon State Police.

The driver of the pickup, 64-year-old Jeff Morgan of Yamhill, suffered serious injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to police.

Highway 47 was closed for more than four hours with a detour in place following the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and the Carlton Fire Department.

The investigation is continuing and no other details about what led to the crash were immediately released. 

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