- Associated Press - Thursday, December 5, 2019

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the third man killed in a crash near Salem Friday night when a van full of Christmas tree workers collided with a pickup truck.

KATU-TV reports the worker identified Thursday is 18-year-old Lucas Felipe Diego. The other two Christmas tree workers killed were Andres Alonzo Canil, 41, and Miguel Alonzo Lucas, 39.

Ranging in age from 14 to 64, more than a dozen workers were headed home when the collision happened, killing the three workers and sending three others to the hospital.

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The workers were employed at Holiday Tree Farms, the largest wholesale Christmas tree supplier in Oregon, delivering over 1 million trees grown on its 8,500 acres to all over the United States and several parts of the world each year. Oregon is the nation’s top producer of Christmas trees.

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