Washington Co. Sheriff's Office

On Friday, November 20, 2020, at 2:59 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a traffic crash near SW Hillsboro Highway and SW Morilon Lane in unincorporated Hillsboro. Multiple witnesses reported crash between a green 1998 Honda Civic and cement-mixer truck. Deputies arrived on scene and found that the driver of the Honda was deceased.

During the investigation, deputies determined that the Honda was traveling south on SW Hillsboro Highway when the driver lost control of the vehicle after failing to negotiate a curve. The driver of the cement truck was unable to stop and the vehicles collided. Deputies believe that the Honda was speeding prior to the crash.

The driver of the Honda has been identified 16-year-old Manuel Perez-Luis, of Hillsboro. Mr. Perez-Luis’ family has been notified of his death. The driver of the cement truck was not injured and cooperated with investigators.

The Washington County Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to assist with the investigation.