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Driver dies, passenger injured after car goes airborne

Hillsboro man killed, Estacada passenger taken to OHSU


A driver died and his passenger was slightly injured in a single car crash early Saturday in Aloha.

Hillsboro resident Joseph Franklin Anderson, 34, was declared dead at the scene. Eastacda resident Laura Jean Depee, 24, was transported to OHSU with minor injuries.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at 12:20 a.m. on Nov. 1, deputies were called to Southwest Farmington Road west of Southwest Riggs Road in the community of Aloha concerning a single vehicle crash.

When several deputies arrived, they discovered a 1991 Honda Civic in a field north of Farmington. During the preliminary investigation, they determined that the Honda had been westbound on Farmington when left the roadway, struck a dirt embankment, and went airborne before rolling over and eventually coming to rest on its wheels.

Farmington was partially closed for about three hours to gather evidence and document the scene. Investigators have determined that speed and alcohol are likely contributing factors in this crash.

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