Tillamook - Two 23-year-old Portland-area women died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday when a pickup truck driven by Brenton Jacob, 18, of Tillamook, collided head-on with their compact car on Highway 6, about 18 miles east of Tillamook, Oregon State Police reported.
Emily Doran, the driver of the compact car, and her passenger, Emily Richardson, were pronounced dead at the scene. Both had been wearing seat belts. Jacob was taken to Tillamook General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
After the initial impact, a motor home operated by Lawrence Pullen, 45, of Sandy, was unable to avoid being struck by one of the other vehicles, ejecting Nicole Pullen of Sandy and Natalin Algeciris of Rhododendron, both 15, from the motor home. Other occupants of the motor home were Trenna Siewell, 24, Rachel Moody, 15, and Richard Pullen, 42, all from Sandy. All were taken to hospitals in Portland and Tillamook, several with serious injuries.
Alcohol or drugs did not appear to be factors in the crash, which is still under investigation.
The Oregon State Police were assisted by members of the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Police Department, Oregon Department of Transportation and Tillamook Fire/Rescue personnel.
A 24-year-old St. Helens woman was critically injured in a serious crash at 7:25 p.m. Sunday near St. Helens. Oregon State Police reported that Stephanie Hanson, of St. Helens, failed to stop at the intersection of Berg Road and drove her car into the path of an SUV that was traveling south on U.S. Highway 30. Hanson was air-lifted to OHSU Hospital in Portland with life-threatening head and internal injuries. OSP said Hanson's condition was improving this morning. Mistina Ellam, 21, of Scappoose, the driver of the SUV, and her passenger, were taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland with relatively minor injuries.