1 dies as jackknifed semi, 4 cars collide on Hwy 26


All westbound lanes on Hwy 26 have since been reopened

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Five vehicles, including a jackknifed semi-truck, collided on Hwy 26 shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday, killing one person, injuring another and closing the westbound lanes for 6 hours.

The crash involved the semi, an Acura MDX, a Toyota Yaris, a Subaru Crosstrek and a Ford F-250 just west of the off-ramp to NW Helvetia Road, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

The jackknifed truck on US 26. (WSCO)

It’s not clear at this time what caused the crash. But the truck jackknifed and crashed into the barrier on the north side of the road.

The Acura overturned and landed on its top in the middle of the road. The driver died at the scene despite the efforts of emergency responders. The driver’s name has not yet been released.

The driver of this Acura died in a crash with 3 other cars and a semi on Hwy 26 near NW Helvetia, August 15, 2019 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

The Subaru’s driver suffered a minor injury and was taken to a hospital as a precaution, officials said.

Crash scene investigators continue to look into the reasons for this crash.

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