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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 35 near Odell
Sergeant Patrick Shortt
Oregon State Police - The Dalles
Office: (541) 296-9646

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An Odell-area woman was killed and two others injured Saturday night in a head-on crash involving two vehicles on Highway 35 about one mile from Odell.
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Pat Shortt, on August 2, 2008 at approximately 9:25 p.m. a 1997 Ford Taurus four-door driven by VIOLET LUCINDA OATMAN, age 23, from Odell, was northbound in the southbound lane of Highway 35 near milepost 94 when it collided head-on with a southbound 1999 Ford F350 pickup driven by RAMIRO DIAZ ZAMUDIO, age 36, from southeast Portland.
OATMAN, who was using safety restraints, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
DIAZ ZAMUDIO was transported to Hood River Providence Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Safety restraint use information is to be determined.
Right front passenger CELEINO VALLE-GUZMAN, age 45, from Hood River, was not injured. Safety restraint use information is not available for this release.
Right rear passenger RAYMUNDO DELAYO-LOPEZ, age 38, from southeast Portland, was critically injured and transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. He was using safety restraints.
OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Hood River County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and local fire department personnel assisted at the scene.
Highway 35 was closed about four hours during the on-scene investigation.