- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police say a man and a 3-year-old Washington girl died in a head-on crash on Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon.

Oregon State Police Lt. Bill Fugate says the crash happened late Thursday near Boardman when a car driven by Fernando Castaneda crossed the median for an unknown reason and collided with a with a vehicle driven by Tami Graves of Burbank, Washington.

Castaneda, a 23-year-old Boardman man, died at the scene. Graves suffered injuries not considered life-threatening, but her 3-year-old niece - Emmalee Kitchen - was killed.

The eastbound lanes of I-84 were closed for about five hours during the investigation and wreckage removal.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.



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