Infant survives head-on crash that killed mother, grandfather

EDDYVILLE, Ore. - A 2-month-old boy survived a head-on car crash that killed his mother and grandfather Thursday morning.

Daniel Loper, 57, and his daughter, April Sherri Loper, 34, of Toledo died in the crash. The infant boy in a car seat was taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with possible injuries, police said.

The crash happened at 8:17 a.m. on Highway 20, east of Eddyville.

According to state police, Wallace M. Beaver, 45, of Albany was westbound in a 2001 Dodge Dakota when he crossed the centerline in a curve and collided head-on with the Loper's 2008 Chevrolet Aveo.

Beaver was taken by ambulance with injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening, police said.

Police said all three adults were wearing seatbelts.