Head-on crash halts traffic on Highway 30
Updated: 12:30 p.m. Thursday
Traffic was slowed heavily in both directions around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, Oct. 3, following a crash near Northwest Boat Basin Road and Northwest Rocky Point Road on Highway 30, just east of the truck weigh station outside Scappoose.
Oregon State Police troopers say Lacey Plumer, 19, of St. Helens, was headed east on Highway 30 at high speed in a Subaru Legacy, when she drove off the roadway and overcorrected, causing her car to spin out and strike a westbound 2006 Lexus SUV, driven by Lori Hendrix, 65, of Deer Island. The tail end of Plumer's car struck the SUV head-on, an OSP report indicates.
Oregon State Police Lt. Cari Boyd confirmed Tuesday evening that the heavy impact crash left one person pinned. Boyd said Plumer was transported to an area hospital with injuries.
Both drivers were reported injured, but only Plumer was transported.
OSP investigators believe speed and fatigue contributed to the crash, which remains under investigation.
Several agencies, including OSP, Scappoose Police, Columbia County Sheriff's Office and Scappoose Fire District responded to the scene.
Shortly after 6 p.m., a tow truck and emergency crews were still working to clear the westbound shoulder of Highway 30 of debris and remove the mangled vehicles. Westbound traffic on the highway remained backed for more than two hours after the crash.
A previous version of this story misidentified the driver of the SUV, based on information received from police. The story has been corrected.