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Names Released in Fatal Hwy 140 Crash

NEAR WHITE CITY, Ore. — Oregon State Police troopers have released the names of the people involved in Friday’s fatal crash along an icy stretch of Highway 140.

Oregon State Police said just after 6 p.m. on Friday, a Toyota Tundra pickup crossed the center lane of Highway 140 at mile marker 18, and was hit by a Honda Passport traveling westbound.

Four people were inside the Honda at the time of the crash, and two of them were killed. 25-year-old Larisa Bailey of Klamath Falls was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 34-year-old Kristi Duncan, was flown to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, where she later died. Police say neither of them were wearing seatbelts.

The other passengers, 39-year-old Kenneth Tevald and 23-year-old Dennis Gillespie, were flown to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the Toyota pickup, 37-year-old Jacob Layer, along with his 8-year-old son, suffered non-life threatening injuries. OSP is looking into what caused the crash.