A 16-year-old man died in a two-car crash in Wilsonville, according to the county sheriff’s office.
The accident involved five people and took place on Southwest Stafford Road and southwest Newland Road near Wilsonville. Representatives, police officers and firefighters at the scene found the vehicles badly damaged and reported several injuries. Law enforcement authorities closed the Southwest Stafford Road between Southwest Mountain Road and Southwest Newland Road as investigators responded to the scene.
A deputy at the scene helped pull the 16-year-old from the wreckage, according to the sheriff’s office. The 16-year-old passenger was pronounced dead shortly after being pulled from the car.
According to investigators, a red two-door Acura from 2001 was heading south from Southwest Stafford Road when the driver veered off the road to the right and over-corrected, returning to the south lane and across midline to the oncoming traffic, a 2019 Audi SUV. The SUV crashed into the passenger side in Acura, killing the 16-year-old.
The 16-year-old Acura driver was identified as the “wrong” driver, according to investigators, and was taken to a district hospital with traumatic injuries. Investigators believe the driver may have been in possession of a few drugs. Representatives have submitted the drugs to the Oregon Crime Laboratory for analysis.
Law enforcement authorities said that the three people who were in the car were taken to hospital. It was not immediately clear the extent of their injuries. Investigators did not specify the speed of the vehicles at the time of the accident. No additional information has been released.