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Rider critically injured, horse killed after pickup crash in North Plains
Portland victim identified; charges possible
A 26-year-old woman from Portland was critically injured and the horse she was riding was killed when they were hit by a pickup truck in the North Plains area of Washington County on Saturday.
The victim is identified as Emily Fuggetta. WCSO spokeman Sgt. Bob Ray says she suffered signifcant leg injuries.
The driver is identified as Michael Sean Brown, 49, of Beaverton. He was also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash is being investigated by the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team. Ray says impaired driving may have been a factor and criminal charges are possible when the investigation is complete.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at 8:47 p.m. on Aug.22, deputies responded to Northwest Shadybrook Road and Northwest Pumpkin Ridge Road on a report of a pickup truck that struck a horse and rider.
When the deputies arrived, they found the rider was critically injured and the horse was dead. The driver had remained at the scene.
More information will be reported when it is available.