Deadly Ore. crash kills 7 Tacoma family members on road trip

The Boquet family. (Photo credit: GoFundMe)

BURNS, Ore. - Seven Washington residents - including 5 children - died in a crash Monday morning on a remote stretch of Oregon highway while on their way to Las Vegas on a trip celebrating the end of the summer.

The crash happened around 10 a.m. on Highway 78, southeast of Burns.

According to Oregon State Police, Mark Robert Rundell, 48, of Prairie City, Oregon, was westbound in a 1999 Toyota 4Runner when his SUV veered into the other lane and collided with an oncoming 2016 Toyota 4Runner.

The crash killed Rundell and the driver of the other SUV, identified by police as Erika Carter Boquet, 29, of Tacoma, Washington.

All six of Boquet's passengers died in the crash.

Police identified them as:

  • Kyla Marie Brown, 28, of Olympia, Washington;
  • Isabella Earlene Boquet, 11, of Tacoma, Washington;
  • Elisabeth Ann Boquet, 8, of Tacoma, Washington;
  • Tytis Michael Boquet, 6, of Tacoma Washington;
  • Arianna Marie Brown, 10, of Olympia, Washington;
  • Xavier King Johnson, 2, of Olympia, Washington.

The Bouquet family has created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs.

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