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Beaverton woman dies in Coast Range crash

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A woman died Tuesday when her husband crashed their car into a tree off Highway 26.

It happened in the Coast Range west of Manning in Columbia County.

Stephen Dougherty, 71, was driving eastbound on Highway 26 when, for an unknown reason, the car went across the westbound lanes and off the shoulder.

The 2003 Buick Century became wedged between several trees. 

Dougherty's wife, 59-year-old Erna Dougherty, was found dead when paramedics arrived.

A LifeFlight helicopter rushed Stephen Dougherty to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center to be treated for his injuries, which were described as non-life-threatening.

Stephen and Erna Dougherty were both wearing seat belts.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call police at 800-452-7888.

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