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Woman, 18, dies from injuries in crash outside high school

Woman, 18, dies from injuries in crash outside high school

TURNER, Ore. -- An 18-year-old seriously injured in a car crash two days after graduating from high school has died from her injuries, officials said Thursday.

Lindsey R. Magnusson of Aumsville was killed June 7 after dropping her younger brother off at Cascade High School. She had been leaving the school when she was T-boned by a truck.

On Thursday, nearly a week after the crash, Magnusson's family wrote on her Caring Bridge page that she had died early that morning when her "brain pressure rose to a level that left her in a condition that would not support life."

Also, the Cascade School District released this statement on its website: "Cascade School District is saddened by the passing of recent graduate Lindsey Magnusson. Staff will be available to support students at the high school from 8:00-3:00 p.m. today and Friday."

Deputies were called to the school on 70th Avenue Southeast just after 8 a.m. on June 7. They learned that Magnusson was leaving the school from the south parking lot in her Honda Accord when, suddenly, she was struck on the driver's side by a pickup truck driving south on 70th Avenue.

The driver of the Dodge pickup, Audrey Briggs, 31, of Lafayette also was taken to Salem Hospital with minor injuries. Her two young passengers weren't hurt in the crash.

It was not immediately revealed what caused the crash, but deputies noted that Magnusson was turning east into the rising sun when she was hit by the truck, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Office news release.