Wrong-way crash kills one, injures three on Hwy 26 in Beaverton - KPTV - FOX 12

Wrong-way crash kills one, injures three on Hwy 26 in Beaverton

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One person was killed and several others were hurt in a wrong-way crash along Highway 26 early Wednesday morning. (Source: KPTV) One person was killed and several others were hurt in a wrong-way crash along Highway 26 early Wednesday morning. (Source: KPTV)
Brandon Wendell, 21, was killed after a driver going the wrong way on Hwy 26 hit the vehicle Wendell and two other were in head on early Wednesday morning. (Facebook/KPTV) Brandon Wendell, 21, was killed after a driver going the wrong way on Hwy 26 hit the vehicle Wendell and two other were in head on early Wednesday morning. (Facebook/KPTV)
BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

One person was killed and several others were hurt in a wrong-way crash along Highway 26 near Murray Boulevard in Beaverton on Wednesday morning.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said two cars were involved in the crash that took place around 1:10 a.m.

Police said a red Nissan truck being driven by 50-year-old Armando Gallegos was going the wrong way down Highway 26 when it struck a silver Honda Civic with three people inside. 

The front right passenger in the car, 21-year-old Brandon Wendell of Sherwood, was killed. The driver of the Honda, 21-year-old Taylor Melger, and another 17-year-old passenger both sustained serious injuries, according to the Beaverton Police Department.  

Police said speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. Officers said both Gallegos and Melger had alcohol in their systems over the legal blood alcohol content limit of .08.

Gallegos, Melger and the 17-year-old girl remained in the hospital Tuesday afternoon. 

Officials closed a section of the eastbound lanes between Bethany Boulevard and Murray Boulevard while they were investigating. All lanes had re-opened by 6:30 a.m.

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