1 killed, 2 injured in Long Beach head-on car accident

A 66-year-old South Dakota woman, Chrystal Grorud, was killed and two people were injured, one seriously in a head-on collision in Long Beach on Wednesday around 1:44pm reports The Daily Astorian.

The car accident occurred on State Route 103 when a Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven by Sandra May Murphy, 71 of Long Beach, crossed the center line and hit a Buick Sabre driven by Richard Elmer Grorud, 74, of Grenville, SD. Grorud swerved to avoid the collision but was unable to do so. His passenger, Crystal Grorud, was killed in the accident. Richard Grorud was taken to Ocean Beach Hospital with cuts to his face and hands.

Murphy received serious injuries including a broken neck and multiple fractures. She was initially taken to Columbia Memorial hospital and then airlifted to Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the accident.

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