Car tries to pass on Highway 42, woman killed

76-year-old woman was killed near Myrtle Point

A 76-year-old woman died in the crash on Highway 42, October 12 2016. (OSP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Myrtle Point woman was killed in a head-on crash on Highway 42 on Wednesday.

Marjorie Sluder, 76, was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla, Oregon State Police say. The Toyota was hit head-on by a Dodge Durango when it tried to pass another car in a no passing lane.

The driver of the Toyota wasn’t seriously injured but was taken to a hospital. The driver of the Dodge was not injured.

Authorities say the investigation is criminal and ongoing.