LINN COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Deputies arrested a man on manslaughter charges, after a crash that killed a mother and her young daughter.
The crash happened Tuesday evening near Crawfordsville. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, a Mitsubishi Lancer was headed south on Brush Creek Road when a Jeep Wrangler heading north left its lane and hit the Mitsubishi head on.
Stormy Barge, a 24-year-old passenger in the Mitsubishi, died at the scene. Her 5-year-old daughter, Emma Pulido, died on the way to the hospital. The driver of the car, Ty Kirkland, as well as Barge’s 3-year-old daughter, were both taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
According to deputies, alcohol was a factor in the crash. They arrested Brian McIntire on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, first degree manslaughter, and reckless driving.