Wrong-way driver killed in head-on I-5 crash

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NEAR SALEM, Ore. - The driver of a car going the wrong way on Interstate 5 hit a commercial truck head-on early Friday morning and was killed.

Oregon State Police identified the deceased as 45-year-old Kevin C. Renfrow of Aberdeen, Wash.

The driver of the truck, 45-year-old Mark W. Presley of Albany, was not injured, police said.

According to police, Renfrow was driving a 2000 Chrysler 300 south in the northbound lanes of the highway south of Salem when his car crashed into the truck in the center lane about 3:30 a.m.

It's unclear why Renfrow was driving the wrong way. Police said alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.

Police say the driver of the car was moving at a high rate of speed when he hit the truck.

The accident closed several lanes of I-5 while investigators worked at the accident scene. Some lanes were re-opened about 6 a.m.

Police said they received numerous 911 calls about the wrong way driver just minutes before the fatal crash.