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December 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Seattle-area cousins hurt in Oregon crash

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — A young driver and her teen passenger suffered critical injuries after the driver failed to negotiate a sweeping curve in the road near Sherwood.

The Washington County Sheriff’s office said today that the driver, 25-year-old Morgan McFarland, is hospitalized in critical condition. The condition of 17-year-old passenger Leah McFarland isn’t known. The women are from the Seattle area and are cousins.

The crash occurred about 6 p.m. Friday, when McFarland lost control of her Honda Civic and collided with a Dodge Durango. The driver of the Durango was not injured .

Investigators say McFarland was speeding when the crash occurred.

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