Two people died and another was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday evening just after 8:30 p.m. south of Rice Hill.

Oregon State Police said Ruth Youngblood, 71, of Sutherlin, died in the crash and a male juvenile passenger also died when the 1998 Dodge pickup Youngblood was driving went off the roadway while traveling in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 and crashed into a tree near milepost 144.

A second male juvenile passenger suffered serious injuries and was flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Springfield.

State police were assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation and North Douglas County Fire and EMS.

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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