3 killed, 3 injured in Hwy. 20 crash in Lincoln County

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say three people died in a head-on collision in Lincoln County.

The agency said Thursday that a pickup traveling east on Highway 20 Wednesday evening crossed the centerline for unknown reasons and crashed into an SUV. A minivan traveling behind the SUV then struck both vehicles.

The pickup erupted in flames, and its two occupants died at the scene. Their names have not been released.

Also killed was the driver of the SUV, 52-year-old Michael Steenkolk of Toledo, Oregon. His passenger, 48-year-old Kathleen Olive, was flown to a Portland hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Two people in the minivan suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital in Newport.

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