One killed, two injured in head-on crash in St. Helens - KPTV - FOX 12

One killed, two injured in head-on crash in St. Helens

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ST. HELENS, OR (KPTV) -

A man was killed and his passenger seriously hurt Sunday when the car he was driving crossed the center line and crashed into a box truck in St. Helens.

The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Old Portland Road south of Gable Road.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said it appeared that William D Nagel, 42, was speeding when his Chevrolet Impala crossed the center line.

Deputies and emergency personnel pronounced Nagel dead at the scene.

His female passenger and the male driver of the box truck were both trapped and had to be cut out by emergency personnel.

The driver of the box truck was taken by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel hospital in Portland. Deputies said his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The passenger in the Impala was taken by helicopter to the hospital. Deputies did not have an update on her condition.

Deputies did not identify the passenger or the box truck's driver.

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