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.