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Update: Third Victim Identified in January 20th Triple Fatal Crash - Highway 26 east of Elsie
01/22/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's triple fatal traffic crash on Highway 26 east of Elsie. Next of kin notification has been completed on the third victim whose identity is now being released.
 
The right rear female passenger in the 1999 Volkswagen Jetta is identified as CARMEN EDITH LOPEZ, age 23, from Gardena, California. LOPEZ, who was not using safety restraints, is the wife of critically injured passenger MIGUEL ANGEL MARTINEZ-BUTRON, age 21.
 
Upon completion of the investigation, OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office will be forwarding the reports to the Clatsop County District Attorney's Office for review.
 
No additional information related to the investigation to be released at this time.