RAINIER - One person was killed Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle fatal traffic crash on U.S. Highway 30 about three miles east of Rainier.
Oregon State Police troopers report Highway 30 is blocked and may be for several hours. A suggested detour for northbound and southbound traffic that needs to travel through this area on Highway 30 is to use the Longview/Kelso bridge and Interstate 5 routes. An alternative route to get to or from the Oregon coast is to use U.S. Highway 26.
According to OSP Master Sgt. Larry Lucas, preliminary information indicates that at approximately 6 a.m. a sport utility vehicle was northbound on Highway 30 near milepost 43 when it drifted onto the shoulder. The driver over-corrected to the left into the southbound lane where it collided head-on with a large truck. The sport utility vehicle's driver was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck's driver was not injured.
Attempts are being made to to notify the man's next of kin before details are announced.