Mary Wright Killed in Car Accident on Highway 97 and Highway 197 in Wasco County

Wasco County Crash
Mary Wright Killed in Wasco County Crash on Highway 97 and Highway 197

Wasco County, Oregon (February 23, 2023) – 76-year-old Mary Jane Wright, of Shaniko, was killed in a car crash at an intersection in Wasco County on Tuesday morning.

The fatal crash happened at the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 197 at around 9:38 a.m., according to the Oregon State Police.

75-year-old Richard Evar Fridell, of Shaniko, was driving a Lincoln MKZ southbound on Highway 97 when he collided with a northbound GMC Savana that was trying to make a left turn in front of the southbound Lincoln.

Jane Wright was a passenger in the Lincoln and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fridell and the driver of the GMC, 49-year-old Vitaliy Solomko, suffered minor injuries but were not hospitalized.

Additional information about the accident was not provided.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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