August 11, 2002 11:00 pm

FOREST GROVE — A La Grande woman, Lorie Marie Baxter, 20, was one of two people killed Saturday in a two-car accident near here.

Also killed in the wreck at the intersection of Highway 8 and Highway 6 was Jesse Forsman, 23, of McMinnville. Forsman was a passenger in Baxter's car.

The site is northwest of Forest Grove, near Gales Creek.

Baxter, a 1999 graduate of La Grande High School, was driving a 1993 Nissan Sentra and turning left from Highway 8 at about 10:30 a.m. when her car was struck by a 1985 GMC Jimmy going east on Highway 6, police said.

Baxter and Forsman were pronounced dead at the scene. Three other people were hospitalized as a result of the accident.