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Fiery truck crash results in DUII citation

WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A 1994 Toyota Tacoma was destroyed by a crash in rural Washington County.A Portland man was arrested after a fiery truck crash in rural Washington County late Saturday.

Daniel Donovan, 32, received non-life threatening injuries in the crash. He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUII).

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at 11:16 on June 13, deputies were called to a crash on Southwest Tongue Lane on a report of a truck on fire. When they arrived, deputies located a 2004 Toyota Tacoma fully engulfed in flames.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver, identified as Donovan, failed to negotiate a sharp turn in the road. As a result, he drove off the road and rolled his truck, which then caught fire. Donovan, who was able to exit the truck with non-life threatening injuries, was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment.

During the investigation, deputies determined that Donovan was driving under the influence of alcohol. Deputies cited him for DUII to appear in court at a later date so he can first be treated for his injuries at the hospital.


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