COLUMBIA COUNTY, OR - On Monday, August 28, 2023, at approximately 4:45 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-30, near milepost 59, in Columbia County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a gold Toyota Avalon, operated by Alexander Jovani Diaz Hernandez (22) of Longview (WA), was traveling westbound on Hwy-30 when, for unknown reasons, the Avalon crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with a blue Subaru Impreza, operated by David Reeves (21) of Clatskanie.
The operator of the Subaru (Reeves) was declared deceased at the scene.
The operator of the Toyota (Diaz Hernandez) sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
The highway was impacted for 6 hours during the on-scene investigation. The investigation into the cause of the crash is on-going.
OSP was assisted by the Clatskanie Fire Department, Columbia River Fire & Rescue, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.