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Washington man killed while standing outside car in Oregon

Associated Press

ASTORIA, Ore. – Authorities say a Washington man standing outside an SUV after a minor accident was hit and killed by a third vehicle that lost control on an icy highway in northwest Oregon.

Oregon State Police Capt. Bill Fugate said the collisions happened Saturday on Highway 30 about 15 miles east of Astoria.

He said 59-year-old Edward Carlson of Long Beach, Washington, was in an SUV that was involved in a minor, two-car crash caused by ice.

After he and others got out of the vehicles, a Subaru Legacy lost control and hit the SUV. Both cars struck Carlson, and he died at the scene.

Three others involved in the initial crash were also hit while standing in the road. Two suffered minor injuries, and 62-year-old Lorraine Sebastian of Castle Rock was taken to a Portland hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The Subaru driver was not injured.

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