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Hillsboro man dies after truck crashes into tree

COURTESY PHOTO. - A fatal crash at Southwest 331st and Bridges closed both roads for several hours Wednesday afternoon.A Hillsboro man died Wednesday afternoon after crashing into a tree west of Hillsboro on Southwest 331st Avenue.

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle crash about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Southwest 331st Avenue and Southwest Bridges Street in unincorporated Washington County.

Witnesses reported that a single vehicle traveling south had crashed into a tree and the driver had serious injuries.

Deputies found James Duffee, 77, in the driver’s seat. He was critically injured after striking the tree in his 2007 Ford F250 and did not survive his injuries. He was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

Both roads were closed for several hours after the crash. Deputies have not determined why Duffee failed to negotiate the intersection. The investigation is ongoing.


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