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Names Released Of Drivers Involved In Fatal July 2nd Crash Outside Veneta

Lucian Alexe

The identities of three people killed -or injured- in a three-vehicle collision Friday morning near Veneta have been released. 


Oregon State Police say Veneta resident Kathleen Bauchereau’s small SUV failed to stop for the stop sign at Highway 126 and Husted Road, striking a pickup truck and trailer operated by another Veneta resident, Amado Hernandez-Vernegas.  

The impact forced the pickup into the other lane of 126, where it collided with a large SUV driven by Randy Holcomb of Eugene.

Hernandez-Vernegas and his unidentified passenger both died from their injuries.

Bauchereau, Holcomb, and Holcomb’s unidentified passenger were all taken to Riverbend Hospital.  At least one of them is reportedly in critical condition.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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