UPDATE (11:30 a.m.): Highway 126W will remain restricted to one lane approximately two miles west of Noti, ODOT said. A utility company is replacing a pole and wires damaged in the crash. ODOT says the highway should reopen to full traffic in early afternoon.
NOTI, Ore. – One lane of Highway 126W is closed two miles west of Noti after a vehicle went off the road, killing the female driver.
A red two door sedan appears to have gone off the road, hit a power pole and slid down an embankment. Oregon State Police, Oregon Department of Transportation and fire and medical crews responded to the crash at about 7:30 Thursday morning.
Crews found one person in the car who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Power lines fell when the vehicle hit the power pole. EPUD is also on the scene working to restore power to area residents.
Traffic is being flagged through the area and ODOT says motorists should expect long delays. Law enforcement is investigating the crash and intermittent closures are a possibility.
We have a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.