One person was killed in a crash caused by a driver suspected of being under the influence Tuesday morning, which involved multiple vehicles on Clackamas Highway (Oregon 224) near Madrone Wall Park in Damascus.
Kurtis Darin Orcutt, 51, of Milwaukie, was driving a 2007 Kia Spectra on Highway 224 around 7:15 a.m July 28, when he reportedly crossed the center line, causing a chain reaction crash that involved four other vehicles, including a black Acura, a Ford F-550, a PGE work truck and an unmarked Oregon State Police vehicle.
OSP investigators said Orcutt slammed into the Ford near SE 197th Avenue in north-central Clackamas County, which lost control and hit the three other vehicles.
There were two people in the Acura: 46-year-old Cynthia Martin and her 17-year-old daughter, both from Sandy. Authorities said the driver was airlifted to OHSU with critical head injuries but was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Orcutt was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Police said witnesses to the crash provided aid until emergency responders arrived.
Orcutt has a long rap sheet dating back to at least 2008, including assault and numerous drug convictions related to methamphetamine, according to online court records. As of Thursday, he remains in the custody of the Clackamas County Jail, with no bail set.
The PGE truck and unmarked OSP vehicle received minor damage.