Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three vehicle collision at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, on Hwy 26 near milepost 35.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Toyota 4Runner, operated by Kevin Gilroy from Portland, was westbound when it went into the eastbound lanes and collided with a Ford Transit commercial van operated by Michael Kromm from Salem. The 4Runner then collided with a Toyota Tacoma operated by Michael Young from Portland.
OSP said the operator of the 4Runner sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. His name will be released when it is appropriate.
Kromm was transported to an area hospital.
Young and his passenger, Lea Young (68) from Portland, were not transported, OSP said.
Hwy 26 was closed for approximately three hours.
The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Banks Fire Department and ODOT.