SCAPPOOSE, Ore. (KOIN) -- The driver of a Mazda SUV crossed the center line on Highway 30 and smashed into the side of an oncoming car, killing the driver of the car.
The crash happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. about three miles south of Scapposse near the Wildwood Golf Course.
Authorities said the Mazda and the Buick Century ended up hundreds of feet apart and blocked the highway.
The driver of the Buick, 65-year-old Wayne Harvey McCormick of Scappoose, died at the scene. The driver of the Mazda, 39-year-old Mark Alan Thomas of Oregon City, was airlifted to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries.
The accident reconstruction team finished its work Tuesday afternoon. Highway 30 was reopened in all directions as of 5:18 p.m. Tuesday, nearly five hours after the crash.
"We sat our here for an hour before we realized that I don't have enough gas to get up the hill," said stranded driver Dick Meier.
Meier said a Good Samaritan, on a tractor, headed up the hill to bring back gas for him and other stranded drivers.
Editor's note: In an earlier report, a witness told KOIN 6 News the SUV was a Honda Pilot. Officials said it is a Mazda.
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