1 dead, 5 hurt when van crashes into ditch on Hwy 22

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One person was taken to the hospital by Life Flight, 4 by ambulance

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman died and several others were hurt when a minivan crashed into a ditch on Hwy 22 Monday afternoon.

Oregon State Police said a group from Ventura, California, were heading east when the driver lost control of the Chrysler Pacifica on a sharp curve. She crossed oncoming lanes and went into a ditch.

A backseat passenger, 61-year-old Eliza Munoz Esquivel, died at the scene.

A 9-year-old boy who was in the backseat was flown to the hospital and four adults were taken by ambulance.

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