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Molalla woman dies in early morning crash on Highway 213

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by: CINDY FAMA - At least one person died in this crash on Highway 213 around 4:30 a.m. Friday.A Molalla woman died in a crash on Highway 213 near Macksburg Road early Friday morning.

Soledad Castro-Montes, 45, the driver of a Nissan pickup truck, was fatally injured in the collision.

Garry Beatty, 49, of Mulino, driver of a second pickup was not injured, said Lt. Steve Mitchell of the OSP.

Police said Castro-Montes was driving northbound on Highway 213 when she turned left into the path of a southbound Chevrolet pickup driven by Beatty.

The two trucks collided nearly head-on, police said.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, police said. The airbags deployed in Beatty's truck. Castro-Montes' truck did not have airbags.

Highway 213 remained closed to through traffic until about 9 a.m. as police investigated the crash scene just south of Arrowhead Golf Course.

The accident took place at about 4:30 a.m. A medical examiner was called to the scene about an hour later.



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