Oregon Crash Leaves 4 Washington Teens Dead

Authorities say that four Washington teenagers tragically died and a fifth was critically injured in a car crash on State Highway 30 in northwest Oregon on Monday.

The teenagers were in a sport utility vehicle that was heading westbound. The vehicle collided with an eastbound van just west of Clatskanie, Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings said. Dead at the scene were the female SUV driver and three passengers.

The remaining SUV passenger, an 18-year-old Ridgefield boy, was taken by Life Flight Network to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland in critical condition, Hastings said.

The van driver, whose injuries were described as serious, was a 55-year-old man from Vancouver. He was taken by ambulance to a Longview, Wash., hospital.

According to Hastings, the teens had just graduated from Ridgefield High School.

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