Woman dies in crash on Highway 213 near Mulino
MOLALLA, Ore. - A Molalla woman died in a crash on Highway 213 Friday morning, state police said.
Soledad Castro-Montes, 45, died in the crash.
Police closed the highway in both directions after the crash. Traffic was diverted around the crash scene just south of Arrowhead Golf Club.
It happened at 4:30 a.m.
Investigators said Castro-Montes was driving a Nissan pickup truck northbound on Highway 213 when she turned left into the path of a southbound Chevrolet pickup driven by Garry Beatty of Mulino.
Police said the two trucks collided nearly head-on.
Beatty was not injured in the crash.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts, police said. The airbags deployed in Beatty's truck. Castro-Montes' truck did not have airbags.
The highway reopened just after 8:30 a.m.