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Thursday, July 15, 2010

OR Brothers Collide Head-On In Deadly Crash

Here's the story from KGW-TV:
HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- Two brothers driving in separate vehicles in opposite directions along Highway 25 crashed Tuesday night in a deadly accident.

One of the brothers wives died after the crash and both men were injured.

Police said John Harvey II, 25, of Government Camp, was driving his tow truck southbound on Highway 35, about fourteen miles south of Hood River, when it collided head-on with an oncoming car driven by his brother, Westun Harvey, 20, of Hood River.

Westuns wife, Rosario Harvey, 28, died at the scene, according to Lieutenant Pat Ashmore with Oregon State Police.

Westun was flown in a LifeFlight helicopter to Oregon Health and Science University with critical injuries and John was transported to Hood River Providence Hospital for a medical evaluation, Ashmore said.

Investigators have not said whether they believe the two men even knew the oncoming driver was their brother but both vehicles had apparently veered out of their appropriate lane of travel.

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