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Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision

Posted at 2:47 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 17:47:35-04

A family member says seven of the eight people killed in a crash on a remote Oregon road were relatives headed to a Las Vegas vacation.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Wednesday that 29-year-old Erika Boquet, of Tacoma, Washington, and her three children -- 6, 9 and 11 -- were killed Monday on Oregon Highway 78.

The newspaper, quoting Boquet's brother, Jesse Tate, says another relative and her two children also died. Tate declined to provide their names.

Authorities say those children were 2 and 10. Authorities say Boquet's car was struck by another vehicle that crossed the centerline near Burns, about 130 miles west of the Idaho border.

The sole occupant of that car also died.

Oregon State Police released the victims' names but did not provide any details about their relationship.