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.