Three people killed in wrong-way head-on crash on Interstate 84 near The Dalles – KTVZ


THE DALLES, Ore. (KTVZ) – Three people were killed Tuesday evening in a fiery, head-on crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 84 near The Dalles, Oregon State Police reported.

OSP troopers and other emergency personnel responded around 5:25 p.m. to the reported crash in the eastbound lanes of the freeway, about two miles east of The Dalles.

Troopers said a preliminary investigation found Colin Leas, 32, of McMinnville, was driving a Subaru Forester westbound in the eastbound lanes when he crashed head-on into an eastbound Kia Sorrento driven by Jessica Treadwell, 35, of Condon.

Both vehicles became engulfed in flames immediately after impact, OSP said.

Leas, Treadwell and a passenger in the Kia, Lorena Sparkman, 56, of Condon, died at the scene.

The crash closed the eastbound lanes of I-84 for about 2 ½ hours, OSP said. Troopers were assisted by The Dalles Police Department, Wasco County Sheriff’s Office, Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue and ODOT

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