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Oregon Authorities Say Seatbelt May Have Saved Passenger in Fatal Crash

woman killed in accident was not wearing seat belt
(courtesy Oregon State Patrol)

Oregon State Police continue to investigate a fatal crash early Monday that claimed the life of a passenger who was not wearing a seat belt.

According to reports, around shortly after 2am north of Bend OR, a pickup driven by Juan Ignacia Lomeli Barbosa from CA was northbound on Highway 97 when his truck hydroplaned in very wet conditions.  The truck slid backwards into a rock wall, rolled and came to a stop on it’s wheels.   Barbosa, and an 8 year old passenger survived the crash and were taken to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with non-life threatening injuries.

  However, a passenger seated in the middle of the bench seat truck was ejected during the crash. Maria Rosa Isella Tellez Maciel  was thrown from the truck, authorities said, because she was not wearing any restraints, and was later pronounced dead at St Charles Medical Center.

   OSP crash investigaors believe she may have survived the accident had she been wearing a seatbelt.

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