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In Memoriam

Our latest issue comes on sad wings, as students, faculty, and families mourn the deaths of two University of Oregon Students: Collin Phillip La More, 21, of Tigard, and Ellis Michael Heyer, 21, of Amherst, Mass.

On Saturday morning La More, Heyer, and friend Nicholas John Ries, 21, of Portland, were traveling east on Highway 58 in foggy and icy conditions when Ries apparently lost control of the car.

The vehicle landed in the eastbound shoulder and struck a tree on the passenger side. Apparently, the car caught fire 10 minutes after the crash as Oakridge Fire Department teams arrived.

Ries, who sustained serious but not life threatening injuries, was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. A nurseing supervisor said he was not at the hospital sunday.

It is not yet clear what killed La More or Heyer, but our thoughts are with these student’s families.

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