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Three injured in Hall Boulevard head-on crash

Two cars collide early Tuesday, closing the road for several hours
by: Submitted photo, Two cars collided head-on early Tuesday morning, closing Southwest Hall Boulevard for several hours.

Three people were seriously injured Tuesday morning in a two-car collision that closed Southwest Hall Boulevard near Hart Road for several hours beginning at 6:20 a.m.

Beaverton police said a black Toyota Celica driven by 20-year-old Paul Krause of Boring was traveling north on Hall when it drifted into a southbound lane and struck a green Ford Taurus nearly head-on.

The Taurus was driven by a woman whose name has not been released by police. She was seriously injured and was transported to an area hospital.

Krause and his passenger, 18-year-old Josh Graham, also were taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries in the accident.

Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue had to cut off the roof and driver's door of the Taurus to remove the driver.

The police department's traffic unit investigated the accident and reported that speed may have been a factor in the crash.