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Oregon crash: One Irish man dead, another injured after horror crash in US

Irish Mirror logo Irish Mirror 05/07/2022 Sarah Slater

One man has been killed and another seriously injured after the car they were in flipped over and was engulfed in flames in the US.

Both of the men involved in the incident, which happened in Oregon, are believed to be Irish.

Hillsboro Police say it happened at 4.31am on Sunday when they responded to a report of a roll over, single-vehicle crash near Tanasbourne Drive and Stucki Avenue on the edge of the town and close to Highway 26.

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When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the vehicle on its top and fully engulfed in fire.

In a statement, Hillsboro police department said: “One person was extricated by officers and transported to a local hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. A second occupant was deceased. The cause of the crash is unknown.”

Neither men have been officially identified until all next of kin have been notified but they did confirm that both were Irish and working in the US.

The Washington County Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Team (CART) worked at the crash site for several hours and have now completed the crash scene investigation.

Hillsboro Police responded to a report of a roll over, single vehicle crash near NW Tanasbourne Dr/NE Stucki Ave © Hillsboro Police Department Hillsboro Police responded to a report of a roll over, single vehicle crash near NW Tanasbourne Dr/NE Stucki Ave

CART is a multi-agency team of specially trained law enforcement officers from the Sheriff's Office, local police departments, and the Washington County District Attorney's Office.

The team investigates and reconstructs traffic crashes that may result in the prosecution of felony assault or manslaughter charges. The team can also assist with diagramming crime scenes.

The statement continued: “Hillsboro Public Works Crews cleared a down tree and debris from the roadway. All roads affected by the crash are now open.”

Hillsboro is a large town five miles from the West Virginia border.

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