Woman from Boring dies in highway crash
A woman from Boring died in a wrong-way crash on Highway 26 near Southeast Stone Road at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday, March 5, after attempting to make a left turn across traffic from the eastbound lanes of the highway.
Alexis Graham, 24, tried to make the turn while driving her 2000 Honda Accord. According to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, she struck David McGaw, 25, of Portland, who was traveling westbound in a 1999 Toyota 4Runner.
Despite efforts by medical personnel, Graham died from her injuries at the scene of the collision. McGaw was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was later released. Officers say neither alcohol nor excessive speed seems to have been contributing factors.
Highway 26 was closed Sunday evening for four hours while investigators from the Multnomah County Vehicular Crimes Team investigated.
That team consists of members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Gresham Police Department and Fairview Police Department. Oregon State Police, Gresham Fire Department, American Medical Response and Oregon Department of Transportation also assisted.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Deputy Stephen Hunter at 503-988-7300.