Deadly Accident on Portland-Hubbard Highway

AURORA, Ore. — Two cars collided head-on just after midnight on Highway 551, also known as the Portland-Hubbard Highway early Wednesday morning.

Oregon State Police say a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Kelsie Martin of Beavercreek crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Stephanie Patricio of Woodburn.  Patricio was pronounced dead.  Martin sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital by Life Flight.

Investigators suspect alcohol impairment by Martin was a factor.

The highway was closed between Interstate 5 and Arndt Road for about six hours for the investigation.

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