A 53 year-old woman was killed Thursday when her car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer.
The accident took place Thursday around 9 a.m. on U.S. 30 near Astoria. According to police, Carol Howard was traveling eastbound when she crossed the center line and hit a tractor-trialer, carrying a wood chipper, head on.
Howard was ejected from her vehicle and died on the scene. She was not wearing a safety belt.
The truck driver randy Davies, 44, was also injured and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Davies attempted to avoid the collision.
Police said that Howard made no attempt to brake. A family member reported her missing at 7 p.m. and assisted police with next-of-kin notifications.
A small amount of diesel fuel leaked from the truck, the accident tied up U.S. 30 for a few hours.
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