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Police: Hundreds of weather-caused crashes in Ore.

- Associated Press - Saturday, February 8, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Public officials and police are warning people in storm-battered sections of Oregon to stay out of their cars.

Oregon State Police Lt. Steve Mitchell says troopers statewide have responded to about 600 weather-related crashes since Thursday, and assisted another 900 motorists who needed help.

Mitchell says most of the crashes have been minor, but there was a fatality Friday on Interstate 84 near Rooster Rock State Park. He says ice caused a driver to lose control, and the vehicle collided with a tree. The driver suffered serious injuries and his female passenger died. She was identified Saturday as 37-year-old Kimberly Hayes of Portland.

Travel is expected to remain hazardous through the weekend, and those who must drive can expect delays.

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