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Two hospitalized after collision
Sparta Highway wreck - photo by James Clark

Two people were transported to River Park Hospital following a Thursday morning crash on Sparta Highway. Rebecca Rose Vaughn, 20, driving the gray Oldsmobile Alero with heavy front-end damage, pulled from Goodbar Road into the path of Lynn Gilder, who was driving a Mercury Sable on Sparta Highway traveling away from McMinnville. The impact sent Gilder’s vehicle spinning onto a grassy slope. It came to rest about 200 feet from the intersection behind a guardrail. Both Gilder and Vaughn were taken to River Park. A baby traveling in the Vaughn vehicle was reportedly not injured. The accident took place around 7:45 a.m.