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Two die in crash on remote stretch of Malheur County highway

Two people died in a multi-vehicle accident Friday afternoon about six miles north of the Oregon-Nevada border in southern Malheur County. (Oregon State Police photo)

Two people died in a traffic accident involving several vehicles Friday on a remote stretch of U.S. Highway 95 at the southern end of Malheur County, the Oregon State Police reported Sunday.

The agency said in a news release that a vehicle driven by Molly Stroup, 38, of Tumwater, Washington, was traveling south on Friday afternoon when she crossed into the northbound lanes.

Her car sideswiped a travel trailer being towed by Christopher Hansen, 42, of Nampa, then sideswiped a Jeep Cherokee driven by Sharon Burke, 55, of San Francisco, and then collided with a Lexus driven by Cheryl Gorman, 73, of Redwood City, California.

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