Oregon City Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash in Washington County

An Oregon City man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Washington County Sunday evening, Oregon State Police reported.

Gene Carlson, 66, was driving a Forst F150 and towing a 17-foot boat eastbound on Highway 6 in the Tillamook State Forest — west of Banks and Gales Creek — when he drifted off the highway for unknown reasons and lost control, striking a guardrail and rolling.

Carlson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Highway 6 was closed for approximately two hours.

OSP was assisted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Banks Fire Department and ODOT.

Another fatal crash occurred early Friday morning on Interstate 5 south of Woodburn. The two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 12:18 a.m., when a Toyota Prius driven by 57-year-old Gervais resident Julie Lafayette struck an Infiniti driven by Mohamed Mustafa, 24, of Wilsonville.

Lafayette sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Mustafa was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.

I-5 was closed for approximately three and a half hours. OSP was assisted by Marion County Fire and ODOT.

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