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Update: 2 killed in Highway 99W crash

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UPDATE: The two people in the 2002 Honda Civic, who were pronounced deceased at the scene, have been identified as driver, Jesus Negrete Ramirez, 47, and passenger, Consuelo Aguinaga Martinez,49, both of McMinnville.

Two people were killed in a crash along Highway 99W, north of Monmouth on Thursday evening.

According to the Oregon State Police, the two vehicles traveling in opposite directions had collided. The two occupants of a 2002 Honda Civic, an adult male and adult female, were pronounced deceased on scene.

Preliminary information indicates the Honda was traveling northbound, when for unknown reasons, it swerved into the path of a southbound 2002 Volkswagen Passat. The Volkswagen struck the Honda on the passenger side and both vehicles came to rest on the shoulder.

The operator of the Volkswagen, Kimberly L. Williams, 49, of Keizer was taken to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The families of the deceased have not yet been notified. Their names will be withheld until that time.

Members of Amity Fire District and the Oregon Department of Transportation also responded to the accident.

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