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Terrebonne man killed, several others injured in four-car Hwy. 97 crash

Highway 97 MP 108 crash

MADRAS, Ore. (KTVZ) – A 21-year-old Terrebonne man was killed and three other people were taken to area hospitals after a four-car crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 97 north of Terrebonne, Oregon State Police said Sunday.

Troopers and other emergency personnel responded around 4 p.m. to the crash near milepost 108, south of Juniper Butte, OSP Captain Tim Fox said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a red 1993 Chevy Blazer driven by Donald Matney, 54, of Redmond, was heading south and crashed into the back of a stopped 1999 white Chevy Cavalier driven by Emily Worthington, 19, of Terrebonne, Fox said.

Traffic had been stopped at the location due to the highway closure from a hay truck fire about five miles to the south.

The crash pushed the Cavalier into another vehicle, then into the oncoming line, where a southbound vehicle had a minor collision with the Cavalier before coming to rest.

Fox said two other vehicles, a Jeep Cherokee and a white BMW X2, also were involved in the crash. They had several occupants who were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

One of two passengers in the Cavalier, Gavin Hermosillo, 21, of Terrebonne, sustained fatal injuries at the scene. A 12-year-old was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries. Matney and Worthington also were taken by ambulance to area hospitals.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT, Jefferson County EMS and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Prince’s Towing removed the vehicles.

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