BURNS, OR -- Eight people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Harney County, Monday morning. According to Oregon State Police, a 1999 Toyota 4Runner was westbound on Highway 78 at about 10 a.m. when it veered into the eastbound lane and collided with a 2016 4Runner.
The driver was the sole occupant of the first vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, as well as all seven people inside the second SUV. The investigation is ongoing and authorities have not yet released the identities of those involved.
OSP was assisted at the scene by the Harney County Sheriff's Office, Hines Police Department, Harney District Ambulance, Burns Fire Department, Range Land Fire Protection Association and ODOT.
UPDATE (08/15/18): State Police released the names of eight people killed in Monday morning's crash in Harney County. They say 48-year-old Mark Rundell, of Prairie City, OR, was driving the 1999 Toyota when it veered into oncoming traffic. He hit a 2016 Toyota driven by 29-year-old Erika Boquet, of Tacoma, WA. Also in her vehicle were 28-year-old Kyla Marie Brown, of Olympia, 11-year-old Isabella Boquet, eight-year-old Elisabeth Boquet and six-year-old Tytis Boquet; as well as 10-year-old Arianna Brown and two-year-old Xavier Johnson.