I-84 wrong way driver crashes near The Dalles

I-84 wrong way driver crashes near The Dalles

I-84 wrong way driver crashes near The Dalles

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by Justin Burton, KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 4 at 2:20 PM

THE DALLES, Ore. -- An 88-year-old woman is suspected of driving in the wrong direction on I-84 near The Dalles on Monday, crashing and closing down eastbound lanes for more than an hour.

Jocelyn Gay, 88, of The Dalles, was driving on I-84 when she realized she missed her exit and made a U-turn into oncoming traffic, according to Oregon State Police. 

Investigators said oncoming drivers were flashing their lights at Gay and trying to get her attention before she crashed into a Umatilla driver; both drivers were going 65 mph.  No one was seriously injured in the crash.

Eastbound lanes of I-84 were closed for about 90 minutes as crews investigated the crash.

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