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.