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Police: Driver hit by car while flagging down traffic after crash on Hwy 126W

A crash closed Highway 126 in both directions near Walton on Monday morning. (Katrina Dunne )

WALTON, Ore. - A driver involved in a crash was hit by another car as he attempted to direct traffic around the scene of the crash Monday morning, Oregon State Police said.

The crash on Highway 126W east of Walton closed the highway in both directions. It has since reopened.

Oregon State Police say a tanker truck and a Honda Element collided in a corner.

As the driver of the Honda attempted to flag down traffic, he was hit by a Kia sedan, police said.

The man hit by the car suffered serious injuries, police said. He was taken to the hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Police have not yet released the names of the people involved in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing. This story will be updated.

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