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MOLALLA, Ore. -- A woman died in a crash between Mulino and Molalla, just south of Arrowhead golf course Friday morning.

The crash occured at approximately 4:33 a.m. when a Nissan pickup driven by Soledad Castro-Montes, 45, of Molla, turned left into the path of another pickup and crashed nearly head-on, Oregon State Police said.

Castro-Montes was fatally injured in the collision. The other driver, Garry Beatty, 49, of Mulino, was uninjured, according to Lt. Steve Mitchell of the OSP.

The medical examiner was called to the scene about an hour later.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Beatty's vehicle had a working airbag. Castro-Montes' did not, Mitchell said.


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