Accident kills two W.S. men
Two Warm Springs men were killed, and another seriously injured Oct. 16 in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 26, about 28 miles northwest of Warm Springs.
According to Lt. Stoney Miller of the Warm Springs Police Department, driver Warren A. Clements, 43, was eastbound toward Warm Springs around 8 p.m. when his vehicle went off the road on the right as it was coming around a corner near milepost 75.
"He overcorrected and crossed both lanes and struck the guardrail," said Miller, adding that the impact on the passenger side of the vehicle broke the guardrail and took out three posts, besides peeling back the side of the vehicle.
The vehicle, a four-door Audi, spun around before going over a 30-foot embankment and ejecting the driver and two passengers. Clements and right front passenger Aaron Langley, 24, died at the scene.
Leo Washington, 34, also of Warm Springs, who was apparently sleeping in the back seat, suffered broken bones and internal injuries. He was transported by Warm Springs Fire and Safety to Mountain View Hospital in Madras.
The accident, which is under investigation, was called in by a passing motorist.