2 killed in head-on crash on Hwy 26 in Tillamook County

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Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 11:42 AM PST
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TILLAMOOK COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - Two people were killed in a head-on crash on Highway 26 early Saturday morning, according to Oregon State Police.

The crash happened at about 5:12 a.m. on Highway 26 near milepost 33, in Tillamook County. OSP says an investigation showed a westbound Kia Optima crossed the centerline and hit an eastbound Toyota Corolla head-on.

According to OSP, a witness reported the Kia was traveling at high speeds and making unsafe passes prior to the crash.

The driver of the Kia, 23-year-old Isaiah Rasheid Edlin, of Hillsboro, and the driver of the Toyota, 77-year-old Carole Ann Klages, of Warrenton, both died at the crash scene.

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Traffic on Highway 26 was impacted for about six hours during the investigation.

No other details about the crash have been released at this time.