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Two killed in Tuesday crash


Last updated 9/14/2020 at 4:21pm

Two California residents died Tuesday afternoon following a motor-vehicle crash on U.S. 60/84 east of Melrose.

According to a news release from Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller:

• At 3:43 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to a head-on motor-vehicle crash.

• The investigation, thus far, has determined that a 2006 Mazda sedan, driven by Wayne Woods, 36, of Melrose, was traveling west on US 60/84.

Woods’ vehicle collided with an eastbound 2016 Nissan sedan driven by Danny SotoPartida, 47, of San Andreas, California. The Nissan was also occupied by Dawn Corrina Card, 44, also of San Andreas.

• As a result of their injuries, both Soto-Partida and Card died at the scene.

• Woods was transported by ambulance to Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis with serious injuries.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing, the sheriff's release said.


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