SUV driver hits semi-truck, dies instantly

The semi-truck driver was airlifted to OHSU

The driver of an SUV died instantly in this crash with a semi on McKay Road NE in Marion County, August 17, 2016 (Marion County Sheriff's Office)
The driver of an SUV died instantly in this crash with a semi on McKay Road NE in Marion County, August 17, 2016 (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

MARION COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — The driver of an SUV died instantly after drifting across the center lane and slamming into an oncoming semi-truck Thursday morning in North Marion County.

The sheriff’s office said the crash happened along McKay Road NE. The westbound semi was hauling waste water when the SUV hit.

The truck driver was airlifted to OHSU with serious injuries. Authorities said the SUV driver was killed on impact. No names have been released.

That section of road will remain closed until early afternoon, the sheriff’s office said, as the investigation continues.

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