Eight people killed in eastern Oregon vehicle crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say eight people were killed in a crash involving two vehicles in the high desert of eastern Oregon.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the head-on collision happened after 10 a.m. Monday on Oregon Route 78 southeast of the small town of Burns.

Oregon State Police Capt. Timothy Fox told the newspaper he didn’t immediately have any more information including the identities of the people involved or the circumstances leading to the crash.

Fox says he didn’t believe he would have more information until Tuesday.

Burns is about 280 miles (450 kilometers) southeast of Portland.