Update: Tigard Police release names in deadly Roy Rogers crash
Tigard Police have released new details into a deadly crash that killed a Beaverton woman driving along Southwest Roy Rogers Road on Saturday.
According to Tigard Police, Marilyn Backstrand, 50, of Beaverton was driving along the road at about 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 23. She was about an eighth-of-a-mile south of Scholls Ferry Road when a car traveling northbound reportedly crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into Backstrands vehicle, police said.
Backstrand was pronounced dead at the scene. Carlos Leon, 31, of Beaverton, was driving the northbound vehicle, police said. He sustained injuries and was transported to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. His condition is not known.
Roy Rogers, a busy route between Scholls Ferry Road and Sherwood, was closed for several hours while police investigated.
No citations have been issued, police said, but the investigation remains ongoing.
The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team investigated the crash, but many questions still remain unanswered.
Investigators are hoping to learn why Leon drifted into oncoming traffic and crashed into Backstrands vehicle.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.