3 die after 2 SUVs collide head-on in Morrow County

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Published: Jan. 1, 2023 at 12:54 PM PST
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MORROW COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - A head-on crash on Friday evening left three Heppner residents dead, Oregon State Police said.

OSP said at about 5:15 p.m. Friday, troopers responded to Highway 74 near milepost 39 in Morrow County. When they arrived, they found two cars had crashed head-on. They learned an SUV was traveling east on Highway 74 when it went out of its lane of travel and hit another SUV pulling a utility trailer.

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Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as 27-year-old Kellie Renae Nelson of Heppner and 71-year-old Ronald Stutzman of Heppner. A passenger in the SUV pulling the trailer later died at a hospital. She has been identified as 71-year-old Tamara Stutzman of Heppner.

OSP did not release any further details on the investigation.