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FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 20 IN LINN COUNTY, OREGON

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LINN COUNTY, OR - On Friday, March 18, 2022 at approximately 11:25 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 32 in Linn County.

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound black Mazda sedan, operated by Tawni Anderson (27) of Lebanon, drifted into the westbound lane and collided with a gray Kia Sportage, operated by Gary Peppering (59) of Sisters.

Tawni Anderson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Her passenger, Acea Anderson (30) of Salem, was transported to an area hospital with injuries. 

Gary Peppering was transported to an area hospital with injuries. His passenger Greg A. Peterson (56) of Redmond, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Highway 20 was closed for over 3 hours while the scene was investigated. The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

OSP was assisted by Sweet Home Fire and Rescue and ODOT.