Two-vehicle deadly crash near Troutdale

Image from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. 

TROUTDALE, OR (KPTV) - Deputies identified the two people who died in a crash involving a car and a motorhome near Troutdale.

Emergency crews responded to the 1300 block of East Historic Columbia Highway at 4:06 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies said a 1988 Beaver motorhome and a 1992 Lexus S40 were blocking the highway after a “violent collision.”

Investigators said the two people in the car, David Jovon Collins Jr., 18, and Keausha Tachelle Mauesby, 19, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The 46-year-old driver of the motorhome was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said the driver of the Lexus was heading east and crossed the centerline into the path of the westbound motorhome. Excessive speed by the driver of the car is believed to be a contributing factor to the crash, according to deputies.

The highway was closed between the Troutdale Bridge and Woodard Road for around seven hours.

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Roberto Estrello Demar

I hate people who drive the way I used to drive, and I used to hate people who drove the way I do now. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to reconstruct this "accident" (totally avoidable, reckless, negligent, foolish crash). The driver was "out of control" long before the crash occurred.

What's the secret? it's an easy fix. I quit driving like this, and have

(so far!) lived another 50 years because of it. Driving as I once did...?... Today, I wouldn't even get in the car to get some groceries with someone as foolish as I once was! There is no shortage of foolish drivers. Somebody, somewhere, will make an equally egregious mistake before the hour is through. Getting away with it does not mean anyone is a skilled, knowledgable, or noteworthy driver. People speed on, driving to stimulate and entertain themselves, while Death sits relaxed, even bored, waiting in the shade and laughing at their foolish waste of their lives

Somebody else can say it better.

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