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Central Oregon crash kills three

The driver of the car failed to negotiate a curve on a wet road south of Prineville.

Posted: Mar 19, 2018 11:23 AM

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say three people were killed when their car collided with a semi-truck in Central Oregon.

Crook County Sheriff John Gautney says it appears the driver of the car failed to negotiate a curve on a wet road south of Prineville. The vehicle skidded sideways and struck the front of the truck, ending up beneath it.

Responders quickly found two people dead in the car late Sunday and later discovered the body of a young child in the back seat.

The truck driver was not hurt and is cooperating in the investigation. 

The investigation closed George Millican Road for several hours south of Reservoir Road to U.S. Highway 20. Authorities said the roadway was wet due to rain at the time of the crash.

The Crook County Sheriff's Office has identified those involved in the crash, but names are being withheld until family members can be notified.

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