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SUV driver dies after drifting into wrong lane, crashing into semi in Marion Co.

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Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office
ST. PAUL, OR (KPTV) -

An SUV driver died after crossing into oncoming traffic and hitting a semi hauling waste water in the St. Paul area.

Emergency crews were at the scene on McKay Road Northeast at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

Investigators said an eastbound SUV drifted into the other lane and collided head-on with a westbound semi.

The driver of the SUV, Marissa McConnell, 43, of Newberg, was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver, Joey McMaster, 43, of Portland, was flown to the hospital with serious injuries.

He was listed in critical condition Wednesday afternoon. 

Investigators have not yet determined why McConnell left her lane of travel, but they have ruled out cell phone use. 

The road was expected to be closed until 5:30 p.m. while crews worked to remove the wreckage and a significant amount of fuel spilled during the crash. 

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