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Two Die in Crash on Highway 126E between Vida and Blue River

Troopers report that it appears neither occupant was using safety restraints.

Fatal crash near Vida, Oregon 20 March 2010
Photo of fatal crash: Oregon State Police

(VIDA, Ore.) - Oregon State Police troopers are investigating a single-vehicle crash on Highway 126E near Vida that left two people dead.

According to OSP Sergeant Michael Brewster, on March 20, 2010 at approximately 8:13 p.m., a 1956 Ford sedan driven by 64-year-old Kenneth Craig Marx of Blue River, was eastbound on Hwy 126E at milepost 33 negotiating a curve when, for an unknown reason, it left the roadway and struck a tree.

The vehicle traveled down an embankment before coming to rest. Both Mr. Marx and his passenger, Sean Baldwin Shaughnessy of Blue River, were eastbound on Highway 126E at milepost 33 negotiating a curve when the vehicle left the roadway and crashed.

The vehicle came to rest down an embankment off the highway. The driver and 54-year old male passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Troopers report that it appears neither occupant was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation.

OSP was assisted on scene by ODOT and McKenzie Fire & Rescue.

The eastbound lane was closed for approximately 5 hours during the investigation.

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