A Life Flight helicopter lands on Highway 6 on July 26, 2021. Photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue
Highway 6 was closed for most of Monday morning following a fatal crash near the Coast Range summit west of Glenwood.
According to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, the crash occurred near mile marker 33 around 6:50 a.m. Monday.
Two vehicles were involved in the crash, the Oregon State Police said in a press release.
A preliminary investigation by OSP showed that Monico Barajas-Rojas, 70, of The Dalles, was driving east in a green 2007 Honda CRV when he crossed into the westbound lane while on a curve.
There, Barajas-Rojas struck a blue 2018 Dodge pickup. Barajas-Rojas' passenger, Emilia Barajas, 61, also of The Dalles, was located in the right-front passenger seat and died at the scene after suffering fatal injuries.
The driver of the 2018 Dodge pickup, a Gaston resident, was not injured.
One patient was transported by Life Flight Network, with a helicopter landing on the highway to transport a patient to a trauma hospital with serious injuries.
Highway 6 was closed for about five hours.
Also aiding on scene were Metro West Ambulance, Banks Fire District, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office.