SEASIDE, Ore. — Oregon State Police investigators say they believe speed might have been a factor in a crash that killed two young women near Seaside.
Troopers say the women, both of Cornelius in Washington County, were in a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox that crossed the centerline on Highway 26 and struck an oncoming pickup truck Saturday night. The women were identified as Anali Auilar Gaona, 21, and her passenger, Marilyn Manriquez Gutierrez, 23.
The two people in the pickup truck, ages 63 and 69, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to local hospitals.
Highway 26 was closed or partially closed for more than five hours during the investigation.