Man, 21, dies in head-on crash near Woodburn

Man, 21, dies in head-on crash near Woodburn
Photo by Oregon State Police

WOODBURN, Ore. – One man died and three people were injured in a crash on Highway 99E south of Woodburn Friday night.

Marcos Ramos-DeJesus, 21, was driving Honda Accord northbound on the highway when the car crossed the center line and hit a Jeep Liberty head-on at around 10:30 p.m., according to State Police Sgt. Craig Ball.

DeJesus died at the scene.

Two passengers in the Accord were seriously injured in the crash, Ball said. Cornelio Francisco Martinez, 21, was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to OHSU in Portland. Victor Rojas-Marcelino was taken by ambulance to a Salem hospital. Both men are from Newberg.

The driver of the Jeep Liberty, 23-year-old Alma Berber of Woodburn, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

It’s unclear what caused the Accord to cross into the southbound lane.

The highway was closed for over 4 hours.