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The Volvo sedan driven by Gary Latulippe of Pennsylvania was one of two vehicles involved in a fatal accident on Highway 35 at Central Val4e Road near Odell. Latulippe survived the crash.
The second fatal crash on Highway 35 in just over a week took the life of a 70-year old Troutdale resident Thursday afternoon.
Information below from Oregon State Police as of 10/26 at 9:45 a.m.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's two-vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 35 south of Odell that resulted in the death of a Troutdale-area woman and injuries to three other people.
On October 25, 2012 at approximately 12:57 p.m., a 1995 Ford Escort four door driven by CATHERINE ANDERSON, age 70, from Troutdale, was eastbound on Central Vale Drive approaching Highway 35. According to witnesses, the Ford slowed but didn't stop at a stop sign before crossing two southbound lanes to turn left (northbound) when it was struck in the driver's side by a southbound 2012 Volvo four door driven by GARY LATULIPPE, age 64, from Red Lion, Pennsylvania.
ANDERSON was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her passenger, SALLY ANN SIEH, age 53, from Gresham, was transported by ambulance to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both were using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.
LATULIPPE and passenger HAROLD ANSTINE, age 69, from York, Pennsylvania, received minor injuries. LATULIPPE was transported by ambulance to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. ANSTINE was not transported from the scene but believed to have been taken by a private party to the hospital. Both were using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.
OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Matthew Zistel is the lead investigator.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Wyeast Fire District, Hood River Ambulance, and ODOT. The highway was closed about 3 hours during the incident response and investigation.
Update 10/25 2:25 p.m: The fatal crash on Highway 35 was a two-vehicle accident between a red Toyota sedan and a green Ford sedan.
Update 10/25 3:15 (corrected for proper direction of both vehicles) The Ford was traveling east on Central Vale Rd with two occupants while the Toyota, also with two occupants, was traveling south on Hwy 35 when the two cars collided at the intersection of Highway 35 and Central Vale.
One occupant of the Ford was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the other occupant of the car was transported to a local hospital.
One occupant of the Toyota was transported to a hospital while the other occupant decline transport.
Responders included Oregon State Patrol, ODOT, Hood River County Sheriff, Westside Fire, Pine Grove Fire and Odell Fire.
OSP is continuing to investigate the crash.
Further information as it comes in.