Mother, son from Washington killed in Oregon crash

Mother, son from Washington killed in Oregon crash

SHERMAN COUNTY, Ore. -- A mother and son from Washington who were on their way to a camp were killed in a crash in Oregon Wednesday afternoon.

State police say that at around 2:45 pm, a 2005 Toyota Corolla being driven by Jacques Robert Gordon, 21, of Burien, Washington was heading southbound on Highway 97 between Kent and Shaniko, when it moved into the northbound lane to pass a semi truck.

When another commercial truck approached in the northbound lane, state police say Gordon lost control of his car. 

Authorities say the car turned sideways and was struck on the driver's side by the commercial vehicle that was heading north.

Gordon and his mother, Renee M. Parent, 54, were both pronounced deceased at the scene.

After the initial crash, the two commercial vehicles also collided, sending one of the drivers to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Troopers say the highway was closed for several hours as they investigated the crash.

Authorities say the mother and son were on their way to a Young Life camp near Antelope, Oregon.