Crash kills man, injures local woman
accident -- Former Forest Grove High School student is killed after his car slams into telephone pole
A former Forest Grove man died and a Forest Grove woman was injured after their car veered off a rural road and struck a telephone pole early Saturday morning.
Jacqueline Van Dyke, 27, of Forest Grove, and Charles Gotshall II, 24, of Beaverton, were driving near the 34300 block of Southwest Johnson School Road south of Hillsboro when their 1990 Mercedes left the roadway after a turn and rolled an unknown amount of times before coming to a stop on its roof after striking a pole.
Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to the crash about 2:43 a.m.
Gotshall, the passenger in the car, was flown by helicopter to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died from his injuries Sunday. Gotshall, who attended Forest Grove High School in 1998, may not have been wearing a seatbelt, sheriff's officials said.
Van Dyke, the driver, was taken by ambulance to OHSU with non-life-threatening injuries. She was treated and re-leased. Van Dyke graduated from Forest Grove High School in 1997.
Sheriff's deputies said they believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash. The Washington County Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Team is investigating the incident. Van Dyke has not been charged in the case.