Teen dies in Hwy 30 rollover near Rainier

Seeaira D. Hicks was 16

Seeaira Hicks, 16, died when her 1993 Subaru rolled over along Hwy 30 near Rainier, July 6, 2014 (OSP)
Seeaira Hicks, 16, died when her 1993 Subaru rolled over along Hwy 30 near Rainier, July 6, 2014 (OSP)

RAINIER, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 16-year-old driver died and her passenger injured in a rollover accident on Hwy 30 in the early hours of Sunday, the Oregon State Police said.

The single-car crash was near milepost 53, about six miles west of Rainier, officials said.

Investigators said in a release the 1993 Subaru driven by Seeaira D. Hicks went off the eastbound shoulder, rolled several times and ended on its top shortly before 1 a.m.

Both teens were using safety restraints and the airbags deployed, officials said. Hicks died at the scene. Her passenger, Scott Hamlin, suffered a minor injury and was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Early indications are that no alcohol or drugs were involved, but fatigue may have been a factor.

KOIN 6 News will update this later in the day.

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