UPDATE: Oregon State Police released the names of the two people killed in a Highway 20 crash near Burns, earlier this week. Witnesses say 65-year-old Robert Heath of Christmas Valley attempted to pass a semi when he hit a car driven by 71-year-old Milton Kowalski of Redmond. Both men were killed.
According to OSP, Kowalski's passenger, 69-year-old Darlene McGown from Redmond, was airlifted to a Boise hospital with critical injuries.
BURNS, OR -- (02/02/16) Two people are dead following a head-on crash on Highway 20 near Burns, Monday.
Oregon State Police say a pickup truck was eastbound at about 12:30 p.m., when it attempted to pass a commercial truck. Investigators say that pickup then struck a Cadillac.
The driver of the Cadillac was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was taken to a Boise hospital with critical injuries. The driver of the pickup later died at the hospital.
OSP has not released the identities of those involved, pending family notification. The highway was closed for two hours during the investigation.