Fatal Accident on Hwy 30 Kills One

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are  investigating  Sunday afternoon’s two-vehicle head-on crash along Highway 30 at Bradley Hill about thirteen miles west of Clatskanie in Clatsop County. A total of 7 people, including four who are believed to be juveniles, were transported to several hospitals. One person is reported to have died Sunday evening after arrival at a hospital. No names or other information than what is provided below is anticipated to be released until later Monday.

Preliminary information indicates on April 14, 2013 prior to 6:00 PM, a passenger car driven by an adult male was eastbound on Highway 30 near milepost 74 negotiating a curve when it traveled across the double solid centerline and collided head-on with a passenger car driven by an adult female that was traveling in the left westbound lane. 

Including the male driver, the eastbound passenger car was also occupied by two children believed under 10 years of age. The male driver and one child passenger were transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with critical injuries. The second child passenger was transported by ground ambulance to another hospital. The male driver reportedly died after arrival at the hospital.

The westbound vehicle was occupied by a female driver, an adult male passenger, and two juvenile-aged passengers. The female driver is believed to be critically injured and was taken by ambulance to an unidentified hospital. The other three passengers were transported by ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital.

OSP troopers from the Astoria and St. Helens offices responded and are involved with the investigation. Knappa Fire District, Medix Ambulance, and ODOT are assisting.