PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A stretch of U.S. Highway 20 has reopened near Albany after an hours-long closure due to a deadly crash, according to officials.
The Oregon Department of Transportation said US-20 was closed three miles west of Albany due to a two-vehicle crash that occurred shortly before 5:45 a.m. According to witness statements, an Acura Integra was heading east when it crossed over the center lane for unknown reasons. When the Acura veered into the westbound lanes, it struck a Ford F350 head-on.
The driver of the Ford, 59-year-old Gerald MacGregor, was rushed to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Acura’s driver, identified 35-year-old Keith Lee, sadly passed away at the scene.
A lengthy closure was in place as the scene was cleared and law enforcement investigated. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Sergeant Brian Lundy at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office by calling 541.766.6858.