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Portland Woman Killed In Tumalo Area Crash

TUMALO, OR -- One person was killed and another injured in a Friday afternoon crash in Tumalo that forced the closure of Highway 20 for about an hour.

According to State Police, 68-year-old Janet Abelein, of Portland, was driving eastbound and "made a U-turn in the middle of the highway" just before 4:30 p.m. Her Subaru was t-boned by an eastbound pickup driven by Policarpo Vasquez Prudente of Redmond.

Abelein was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Her passenger was treated for unknown injuries. 

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