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Two 35-year-old women killed in head-on crash near Eagle Point

Two 35-year-old women were killed Tuesday in a head-on crash on Highway 62 outside Eagle Point.

Oregon State Police identified the women as Whitney Smith, 35, of Medford, and Elyse Hines, 35, of Eagle Point.

Smith was driving east in a Chevrolet Cruze sedan when she reportedly drove into the oncoming lane in an attempt to pass an uninvolved vehicle attempting to turn onto Hammel Road ahead of her, and the Chevy collided with Hines driving a Subaru Legacy in her lane.

Hines died at the scene, and Smith was rushed to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.

The crash investigation closed the roadway for more than three hours Tuesday night, according to OSP and Oregon Department of Transportation.