WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR — Two people died Thursday evening after a high-speed crash that left another person seriously injured near northeast Hillsboro, reports KPTV.
The fatal collision occurred on Northwest 185th Avenue, just south of Northeast Eider Court, at around 7:40 p.m.
According to Hillsboro Police, a vehicle was traveling southbound on the road at a high rate of speed when it struck a vehicle turning out from the entrance of the Sunset Square shopping center.
Officials said the impact of the crash caused the victim vehicle to split apart as part of it erupted into flames.
Two people in that vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene.
One person in the striking vehicle suffered serious injuries and was rushed to a trauma center.
Another person in the same vehicle fled from the scene. Beaverton Police responded to the site to assist in a search, but as of this writing, the fleeing occupant has not been found.
A section of Northwest 185th Avenue between Northeast Cornell Road and Northeast Walker Road is scheduled to be closed until about 5:00 a.m. for an investigation.
The case is being handled by the Washington County Crash and Reconstruction Team.
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