3 Killed, 3 Injured in Bus Crash near Woodburn

Three people died and three were injured Wednesday night in a head-on crash between a car and a bus on Highway 99E near Woodburn, Oregon State Police reported.

The crash occurred at about 8:09 p.m. near NE Boones Ferry Road, when 26-year-old Salem resident Jordan Chandler crossed the center line into the northbound lane, colliding with a Cherriots mini-bus driven by 51-year-old Rachel Bunting, also of Salem.

Chandler was pronounced dead at the scene, and Bunting was taken to Salem Hospital, where she later died.

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A passenger in Chandler’s Ford Fusion, 21-year-old Brooke Fisher, was taken to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. She also died of her injuries on Feb. 7, police later reported.

Three passengers in the bus — 34-year-old Phillip Splawn, 30-year-old Chelsea Arredondo and 45-year-old German Gomez Paz, all of Woodburn — were taken to Salem Hospital.

Troopers did not say what factors may have led to the crash. OSP was assisted by Woodburn Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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