Featured Stories

Man killed in fatal crash on Old Portland Road

Two hospitalized with injuries after car collides with box truck

COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PHOTO - Emergency responders work the scene of a fatal crash on old Portland Road Sunday evening. One man died and two others were seriously injured.

A Scappoose man was killed Sunday afternoon and two others were seriously injured in a crash on Old Portland Road in St. Helens.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, William D. Nagel, 42, of Scappoose, was driving a Chevrolet Impala southbound at a high speed at 4:37 p.m. when his car crossed the center line and struck a box truck headed northbound near 58443 Old Portland Road. Nagel died at the scene. His passenger, 36-year-old Korina Myers of St. Helens, was found trapped in the vehicle, seriously injured, according to the Sheriff's Office. Myers was taken by Lifeflight helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

The driver of the box truck, 45-year-old Trevor Lively, of St. Helens, was also trapped in his vehicle. Emergency responders used extrication equipment to remove Myers and Lively from their vehicles. Lively was transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and is expected to survive his injuries.