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Woman dodges wrong-way car, hit in ditch


There was no avoiding the wreck for a Lyle woman who was hit head-on Sunday evening on SR197. According to the State Patrol report, Ladana L. Wright, was driving south on SR197 when an on-coming car driven by Kate T. Alvarez, of The Dalles crossed into her lane. Wright attempted to avoid the collision by driving into the southbound ditch, but was struck head-on in the ditch. Both drivers were transported for medical attention and a passenger in Alvarez’s car was injured but not transported. The incident is still under investigation, but the report indicates drugs or alcohol was involved.


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