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Triple Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 26 northwest of Vale
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's two vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of three people on Highway 26 about thirty miles northwest of Vale.
According to Sergeant Mark Duncan, on April 22, 2102 at approximately 3:40 p.m. a 1999 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by COURTNEY GLICK-PETERSON, age 31, from Boise, Idaho, was eastbound downhill on Highway 26 near milepost 249 entering a right curve when it traveled into westbound lane and collided with a westbound 2006 Dodge pickup pulling an empty livestock trailer driven by EUGENE ALBERT BERNARD, age 76, from Paulina, Oregon.
The Chevrolet's driver and her husband/passenger ZACHARY EDWARD PETERSON, age 26, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The male passenger was not using safety restraints and was ejected from the vehicle. BERNARD was also pronounced deceased at the scene. Both drivers were using safety restraints.
OSP troopers from the Ontario Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Brogan Quick Response Unit, Vale Fire & Ambulance, and ODOT. The highway was closed for several hours during the scene investigation.