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The Latest: Mother, 4 kids killed in Oregon crash

October 09, 2017 - 12:47 PM

SALEM, Ore. - The Latest on a head-on collision that killed a mother and four children near Salem (all times local):

1 p.m.

Authorities have arrested a Gervais man on suspicion of manslaughter, driving under the influence and reckless driving in collision that killed a mother and her four children.

Oregon State Police said Monday the two car crash happened at 4:41 p.m. Sunday.

OSP says a Land Rover driven by 27-year-old Favian R. Garcia hit a Buick Century head-on.

The Land Rover was heading north and the Buick was heading south. The two cars were negotiating a corner when they crashed.

The Buick was driven by 25-year-old Lisette Medrano-Perez from Molalla. Her four children - an 8-year-old boy, a 6-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl and a 2-year-old girl - were pronounced dead at the scene.

Garcia sustained minor injuries.

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