Passenger Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash on Hillsboro Highway

Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/22/19 

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 12:30 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 3500 block of Southwest Hillsboro Highway in unincorporated Washington County.

During the initial investigation, deputies learned that a white 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse was traveling northbound on Southwest Hillsboro Highway when it left the roadway and struck a tree.

A 21-year-old male passenger was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver was transported to a local trauma hospital with apparent non-life-threatening injuries. A second passenger was treated at the scene.

Excessive speed is believed to be a factor in this crash and the investigation is ongoing. The inter-agency Washington County Crash Analyst Reconstruction Team is investigating. Hillsboro Fire & Rescue and Metro West Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Southwest Hillsboro Highway remains closed between Southwest Wood Street and Southwest Tongue Lane. Investigators anticipate it reopening at 7 a.m.

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