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.
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 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.