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Downed Trees Responsible For Five Highway Deaths Tuesday

(Portland, OR) -- Five people are dead after three separate crashes, all involving trees that collapsed onto moving vehicles. The first crash on Tuesday afternoon, just after 2 p.m., happened along I-84 near Bonneville, when 20-year-old Paula Chamu Sanchez was killed. Just before 3:30 Tuesday, at Highway 26 in Wasco County, 53-year-old James Darron Lyda of Prineville was killed in a similar crash. Then three people were killed, including a four-year-old girl, when a tree fell onto the pickup they were riding in along 26 in Clatsop County later Tuesday.

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