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Teen driver passing on blind corner hits Yacolt motorist

Crash on Oregon highway kills speeding teen

By , Columbian Editor

An Oregon teenager passing on a blind corner struck an SUV driven by a Yacolt man Sunday morning on an Oregon highway.

The teen driver died in the crash; the Yacolt man and three passengers in his vehicle reportedly suffered minor injuries.

Oregon State Police said the crash occurred at 11:44 a.m. on Highway 126 in Lane County, Ore.

Witnesses said a westbound dark blue Honda Civic driven by Colton Kenneth Rice, 18, of Monroe, Ore., crossed the center line and struck a silver Toyota Tundra pickup driven by Clint Robison, 33, of Yacolt. Rice was reportedly driving fast and passing in a no-passing zone on a blind corner when he lost control. His Honda ended up being T-boned by the pickup.

Police said Robison and his three passengers were treated at a hospital for their injuries and released. The names of the passengers were not provided in a news release about the crash.

The highway was closed for more than four hours for the investigation.

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