NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say three people died in a head-on collision in Lincoln County.

The agency said Thursday that a pickup traveling east on Highway 20 crossed the centerline for unknown reasons and crashed into an SUV. A minivan traveling behind the SUV then struck both vehicles.

The pickup erupted in flames, and its two occupants died at the scene. Their names have not been released.

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Also killed was the driver of the SUV, 52-year-old Michael Steenfolk of Toledo, Oregon. His passenger, 48-year-old Kathleen Olive, was flown to a Portland hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Two people in the minivan suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital in Newport.