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Child Killed In Highway 58 Crash

OAKRIDGE, OR -- A Sunriver couple was injured in a Sunday evening crash on Highway 58, about 25 miles east of Oakridge. A child in the other vehicle was killed.

Oregon State Police say a westbound Honda Accord, driven by 26-year-old Amber Shaleene Gonzalez Riddle, of Portland, crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a Toyota Rav 4, driven by 66-year-old Debra Baker, of Sunriver. Baker and her passanger, 67-year-old John Baker, were pulled from the SUV before it was fully engulfed in fire, following the collision. They were taken to a local hospital. 

A five-year-old girl from the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 23-year-old passenger and a three-year-old girl were taken to an area hospital with injuries.

Highway 58 was affected for approximately six hours while the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the scene. OSP was assisted by Oakridge Fire Department, Central Cascade Fire Department, Oakridge Police Department and ODOT. 

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