2 dead in crash east of Santiam Pass

SANTIAM PASS, Ore. - At least one person is dead in a 2-car crash on Highway 20, about 6 miles east of Santiam Pass.

The crash and emergency response have closed the highway in both directions just before 3 p.m.

One lane was open again by 5 p.m.

"This will likely be a long closure," according to ODOT. "There are no easy detours so motorists should avoid the area, use an alternative route or expect long delays."