Driver injured in wreck at Murray and Weir

A Beaverton woman was killed Tuesday night in a single-car crash at the intersection of Southwest Murray Boulevard and Southwest Weir Road.

Stephanie Dusa, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene after she was thrown from a vehicle driven by Justin Hookie, 22, around 8:20 p.m., said Officer Pam Yazzolino, Beaverton Police Department spokeswoman.

Hookie, a transient, was transported to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, where he remains in stable condition on Wednesday afternoon.

No criminal charges have been filed, pending further investigation of the crash, Yazzolino said.

Police received a call at 8:23 p.m. Tuesday about a single-car crash at the Murray and Weir intersection. Witnesses reported a car containing a man and a woman hit a tree and possibly a retaining wall.

When police arrived, a witness said she was driving southbound on Murray as a silver 2003 Infiniti G35 rapidly approached her from behind. As both cars approached the intersection at Brockman Street, the witness said the Infiniti sped past her in the left lane.

Hookie apparently lost control of the car as he passed, causing it to hit the center median, then a tree in the median, Yazzolino said. The impact considerably damaged the car's front and right passenger side. Dusa, the passenger, was ejected while the rest of the car continued southbound in the northbound lanes.

A short distance later the Infiniti came to rest where Hookie was able to escape from the wreckage. He was found nearby, bleeding from his head and holding his arm, and was transported to OHSU.

The Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team continues to assess the information and evidence gathered.

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