Eight people were killed Monday morning when two vehicles crashed head-on on Highway 78 in Harney County.
According to an Oregon State Police press release, emergency personnel responded to the crash south of Crane around 10 a.m.
Preliminary investigations suggest that a white 1999 Toyota 4Runner was traveling westbound when it veered into the eastbound lane and collided with a silver 2016 Toyota 4Runner.
The seven people in the eastbound vehicle, including the driver, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The single occupant of the westbound vehicle also was pronounced dead at the crash site.
“This is an ongoing investigation,” the press release states. “Names and more information will be released when it is appropriate.”
The state police were assisted by the Harney County Sheriff’s Office, Hines Police Department, Harney District Ambulance, Burns Fire Department, Range Land Fire Protection Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.