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Fatal Wreck On Highway 26

MADRAS, OR -- An early morning wreck on Highway 26 just west of Madras has killed one person and injured another.

Oregon State Police say at about 2-10 this (Friday) morning, a Buick driven by 20-year old Arrita Augustine Sampson of Warm Springs, was traveling on Earl Street. Sampson failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 26. Sampson's car drove into the path of an eastbound tractor-trailer rig, driven by 30-year old Brandon McMurrian of Prineville. Sampson died at the scene. A passenger in Sampson's car, 18-year old May Spino of Warm Springs was taken to Saint Charles-Madras and then airlifted to St Charles-Bend for injuries. McMurrian was not injured.    

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