Fatal Crash on Interstate 5-Clackamas County

On Thursday, August 26, 2021 at approximately 5:45 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 5 near milepost 282.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Kia Rio, operated by William H. Kavanaugh (65) of Aurora stopped for unknown reasons in the lane of travel. A Lexus passenger car operated by Antonia Mejia Romero (32) of Woodburn, struck the stopped Kia Rio. The Kia Rio was then pushed into a Chevrolet Colorado operated by Gregorio Rubio Villafuerte (43) of Aurora. 

Kavanaugh sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

OSP was assisted by the ODOT.