An Eagle Point woman died Saturday morning after losing control on an icy portion of Cascade Highway 213 and colliding with a box truck.
Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to the crash near South Union Hall Road, between Carus and Mulino, at approximately 8:15 a.m.
According to the preliminary investigation, 66-year-old Elina Inget, of Eagle Point, was driving a Toyota Tacoma northbound when she lost control on the icy road and collided with a southbound Freightliner truck operated by 33-year-old Colby Ransier, of Silverton.
Inget sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers reported. Ransier was transported to a local hospital for injuries.
A witness who was reportedly following the box truck at the time of the accident described the horrific scene on Facebook.
“I saw the little gray truck suddenly come from the oncoming direction and make a severe turn in our direction,” they said. “I had to swerve out of the way of the crash, and debris, including a tire, came at me. I am praying for both families.”
Highway 213 southbound was closed for approximately four hours. OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Molalla Fire District and the Oregon Department of Transportation.