Santa Clara mother, daughter die in car crash on way to college


A mother and daughter from Santa Clara died in a car accident Friday in Oregon, police said.

Emma Nutter, 18, and her mother, Rebecca Haselmann, 50, were on their way to Boise State, where Nutter started college, the university said on Twitter.

“Boise State is saddened by the tragic loss of first-year student Emma Nutter, and her mother Rebecca Haselmann, who died in a car collision while traveling to Boise for school,” post you say. “We are grateful to the first responders in Misfortune County, Oregon, who responded to the accident.”

On Friday at approximately 11:45 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a collision on Highway 95 near milepost 60 in Oregon, Oregon State Police said in a release.


After an investigation, police determined that a semi-truck and a cargo trailer loaded traveling southward crossed the northbound line and collided with Haselmann’s Honda Odyssey. Haselmann was driving, police said.

Both Nutter and Haselmann suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead.

The semi-truck driver was taken to an Idaho hospital with injuries, police said.

Nutter has been described as an “outgoing and vibrant friend, sister, cousin, niece, and overall amazing person,” in a GoFundMe created for her father and sister.

Haselmann was a “teacher, friend, mother, aunt, and wife” who “treated every student and friend as if they were his own child.”



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