Driver Killed In Highway 26 Crash

A driver was killed in a crash on Highway 26 north of Madras Monday morning after drifting over the centerline.

Oregon State Police says that at approximately 11:40 a.m., troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle collision on Hwy 26 near milepost 85.

Preliminary investigation showed that a white Mercedes Benz SUV, operated by 73-year-old Kathy Rayborn, of Welches, was traveling eastbound when it crossed into the westbound lanes and collided with a motor home operated by 76-year-old Richard Rydman, of Vancouver.

Rydman and his passenger, 73-year-old Janice Rydman were transported to St. Charles Hospital in Madras.

Rayborn sustained fatal injuries as was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Warm Springs Police Department, Warm Springs Fire and Rescue, and ODOT.

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