WEDNESDAY UDPATE: According to Oregon State Police, the 10-year-old survivor of Tuesday's crash succumbed to his injuries while being treated at St. Charles Bend.
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MADRAS, OR -- A Madras woman and two of her sons were killed in an accident on Highway 97 south of Madras Tuesday afternoon. The two boys, ages 12 and 14, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their mother, 49-year-old Anita Bemrose, was flown to the hospital, where she later died. A 10-year-old son is at St Charles Bend with life threatening injuries.
Oregon State Police say Bemrose was about to turn left onto Bear Lane, just after 2 p.m., when the car behind her nearly hit her and passed on the right shoulder. A second car couldn’t stop and rear-ended Bemrose's van, sending it into the southbound lane where it struck another vehicle. The other drivers suffered non-life threatening injuries.
OSP is asking for the public's help to identify the vehicle that passed the van on the right shoulder.