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One driving death in Oregon over Labor Day weekend

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

One person was killed in a traffic crash in Oregon during what has become the second-deadliest major holiday period for highway travelers in the state.

Oregon State Police said a woman was killed Saturday on Highway 224 west of Barton in Clackamas County after her motorcycle traveled off the road and hit a tree.

Since 1970, at least one person has been killed every year in a traffic crash in Oregon during the Labor Day weekend. Since that time, there have been 290 driving deaths total over the holiday weekend. Only in 1999, 2001 and 2002 was one deadly crash reported.

OSP troopers reported 54 DUII arrests for the period starting at 6 p.m. Friday and concluding at midnight Monday. Last year during the holiday weekend, 51 DUII arrests were made.

OSP troopers also arrested 21 people during traffic stops and other contacts for outstanding warrants.

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