Portland woman, man die, 3 hurt in Linn Co crash

An AMR ambulance (File photo, April 2013)
An AMR ambulance (File photo, April 2013)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two people died and three were hurt when a 19-year-old Portland woman lost control of her car along Highway 34, and then was hit by an oncoming car in the early hours of Saturday.

Breanna J. Larkins and three young men were near Lebanon around 1:20 a.m, when she went off the road and onto the gravel shoulder, the Oregon State Police said. The car hit a mailbox, then slid into the other lane and was hit by an oncoming car.

Larkins and her front seat passenger, Jared Benjamin Williams, died at the scene. Williams was 21.

The men in the back seat, Tyler L. Sims and Skylar Parker-Miller, were rushed to different hospitals for treatment. Sims, 21, was seriously hurt, while the 19-year-old Parker-Miller suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the oncoming Ford Thunderbird, Kenneth E. Henley II of Albany, suffered a minor injury. The 29-year-old was treated and released at an area hospital.

The investigation into the cause of the crash continues.

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