Officials reopen Hwy 99E in SE Portland after earlier crash - KPTV - FOX 12

Officials reopen Hwy 99E in SE Portland after earlier crash

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Officials have reopened the northbound lane of Highway 99E after a serious two-car crash closed part of the road and sent one person to the hospital early Monday morning.

Portland police said the crash took place around 1:30 a.m. near Reedway Street in southeast Portland.

Investigators said a female driver was traveling the wrong way down the northbound lanes of Hwy 99E and was attempting to turn around, when she was struck by another driver.  

The second driver, a man, then crashed into a tree. He was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said one person had to be extricated from their car. 

The highway was closed for several hours and reopened around 5:30 a.m.

More information will be posted as soon as it is available. 

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