ELKTON, Ore. -- Two people are dead after they crashed head-on with a truck Sunday morning while driving around a corner on Highway 138W near Elkton.
A male driver and a female pasenger were driving westbound on Highway 138 about 8 miles southeast of Elkton. The driver passed three vehicles at around 10:30 a.m. and re-entered the westbound lane just before entering a right hand corner.
The driver failed to make the corner and went into the opposite lane, where the vehicle hit a Chevy pickup containing Paul and Teri Wellington, (both 59 years old from Redding, California). The Wellingtons were unable to avoid hitting the vehicle head-on.
Both the driver and passenger of the vehicle who missed the corner died from injuries sustained in the head-on crash. Officials said that the man was wearing a seat belt, the woman was not.
Their names will be released when police officials can contact next of kin.
Paul and Teri Wellington were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg with non-life threatening injuries. They were both wearing seat belts.
The highway was closed for over two hours while emergency crews worked to clear the crash site.
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