Wrong-way crash on I-84 kills 2 women near NE 82nd


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A stretch of eastbound Interstate 84 was closed after a wrong-way crash resulted in the death of two women early Thursday morning.

Multiple people reported a wrong-way driver going down eastbound I-84 around 2:15 a.m. Shortly afterward, a crash near Interstate 205 occurred. Once officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a head-on collision between two vehicles.

Two women died in the crash. Their identities have not yet been released.

Ben Klick, one of the people who called 911 about the wrong-way driver, told KOIN 6 News he saw the wrong-way driver that ended in this deadly head-on collision just after 2 a.m. He said he saw the driver get on the interstate in the wrong direction by driving down the off-ramp at 122nd Avenue.

He said he was in disbelief at first — seeing headlights coming his way — but realized the entirety of the situation when the car passed right by him. When he checked his review mirror, he says the driver wasn’t speeding or swerving.

Eastbound I-84 was shut down at Northeast 68th Avenue for several hours. It reopened shortly before 8 a.m.

This is a developing story.

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