Fatal crash closes Hwy. 30 near Rainier

Fatal crash closes Hwy. 30 near Rainier

RAINIER, Ore. - Oregon State Police said one person was killed Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 30 near Rainier.

Rainier is located across the Columbia River from Longview, Washington.

OSP said Highway 30 remained closed for "several hours" while accident investigators worked at the scene. The cause of the crash and the identity of the person who died have not been released.

Investigators said that at about 6 a.m., an SUV northbound on Highway 30 drifted into the shoulder, the driver then apparently overcorrected, sending the vehicle into the southbound lanes where it collided head-on with a large truck.

The driver of the SUV was reportedly ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.

OSP set up a detour for northbound and southbound traffic during the highway closure. The road reopened at about 11:30 a.m.