NYSSA – Two women died Friday morning in a single-car rollover crash on Highway 20, just north of Nyssa.

    Oregon State Police said neither woman was using safety restraints.

    Names were not released, but police said the women were 22 and 23 years old.

    The crash occurred about 6 a.m. May 27 as their 2001 GMC Jimmy was northbound on Highway 20. When it drifted off the shoulder, the driver overcorrected and the SUV rolled several times, ejecting the two occupants.

    The crash came during the statewide Click It or Ticket safety belt campaign, which began May 23 and continues through June 5. Police agencies are using the campaign to raise awareness of seatbelt laws and the importance of proper use of safety restraints.

    "Unbelted or improperly belted occupants are five times more likely to be ejected in a crash than one who is belted.  The odds of surviving ejected from a motor vehicle are estimated at one in four," said OSP Sgt. Jason Reese.

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