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OSP identify pair killed in crash of stolen car in Wasco County


SHANIKO, Ore.  (KTVZ) – Oregon State Police said Monday they have identified a man and woman who were killed in the crash of a stolen car last week off state Highway 293 in Wasco County.

They were identified as the driver, Elijah Wilson, 23, of Salem and passenger Tabitha Scott, 24, of Newberg.

The crash was reported about 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday evening by a landowner who found the wreckage on his property.

A preliminary investigation found that Wilson was driving a Chevy Cobalt heading south that left the road for unknown reasons, went down an embankment and crashed into a tree on private property, troopers said.

Both occupants were declared deceased at the scene by emergency personnel. OSP said it’s not known when the crash happened, and troopers learned the car was reported earlier in the day in Fossil.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Shaniko Fire, Jefferson County Fire District, ODOT and several landowners.

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