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Fatal Crash on Highway 20 in Albany

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UPDATED at 11:15 A.M.

ALBANY, Ore. — US Highway 20, the Albany-Corvallis Highway, is now open near NW Scenic Drive in Albany, after a fatal crash Thursday morning.

Oregon State Police were called to the scene just before 7:00 a.m. Investigators say a male driver in a ford station wagon traveling westbound was struck head-on by an Acura heading the opposite direction.

The male driver died at the scene. Police say the driver of the Acura was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Hospital in Corvallis with non life-threatening injuries.

There were no other passengers in either car. Highway 20 was closed for about two hours. The investigation behind the cause of the crash is ongoing. Identification of the drivers will be released after the families of those involved have been notified.

 

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