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Woman dies seeking help for mother-in-law after car crash

January 17, 2018

CONDON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a woman died after her vehicle went off a farm road in central Oregon and she went for help, leaving her 78-year-old mother-in-law in the vehicle.

The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office says on Monday night Springfield resident Becky Sue McDuffee and her mother-in-law were driving when the vehicle veered off the road and down a steep incline.

The sheriff’s office says McDuffee left on foot around midnight to get help but she didn’t have warm clothing.

The sheriff’s office says just before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, authorities received a report from someone who saw the vehicle and went to help.

The sheriff’s office says the older woman was found in the vehicle and told authorities about her daughter-in-law before being taken to a hospital.

Search crews found McDuffee’s body Tuesday afternoon.

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