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.