Driver dies in head-on crash on Highway 20

The crash is three miles west of Albany on Highway 20.

Posted: Oct 29, 2020 7:55 AM
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 1:09 PM

ALBANY, Ore. -- A driver is dead after a crash three miles west of Albany on Highway 20 on Thursday.

It happened at milepost 7. Benton County deputies arrived to the head-on collision just before 6 a.m.

Keith Lee, 35, of Independence was reportedly driving a 1997 Acura Integra eastbound on the highway when for unknown reasons he crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.

The vehicle hit a 2020 Ford F350 which was headed west. The Ford's driver was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Lee was pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway 20 was closed in both directions for three and a half hours.

Anyone with information should contact the sheriff's office at 541-766-6858.

The Albany police and fire departments assisted, as well as the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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