CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A deadly crash shutdown Highway 551 near Aurora for several hours early Wednesday morning.
The two-vehicle crash occurred just after 12 a.m. on Highway 551, just south of the intersection with Interstate 5.
Oregon State Police said an investigation revealed that a Toyota Camry, driven by Kelsie Martin, 29, of Beavercreek, was northbound on the highway when, for unknown reasons, collided head-on with a southbound Toyota Prius.
The driver of the Prius, identified as Stephanie Patricio, 33, of Woodburn, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Martin sustained serious injuries and was transported by LifeFlight to OHSU.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said a passenger was in Martin's vehicle but did not have serious injuries.
According to OSP, alcohol impairment by Martin is suspected as a contributing factor.
Highway 551 was closed for several hours due to the investigation. Drivers were asked to avoid the area, use an alternative route or expect long delays.
The Canby Police Department, Aurora Fire Department, Clackamas County deputies, AMR Ambulance and ODOT assisted OSP at the scene.
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