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Police ID two pickup drivers killed in fiery Hwy 47 crash

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BANKS, OR (KPTV) -

Police have identified the two drivers who died in a near head-on crash on Highway 47.

Emergency crews responded to Milepost 69 north of Banks at 3:23 p.m. Wednesday. The initial crews at the scene found two pickups fully engulfed in flames.

Investigators said a northbound 1995 Ford F-150 driven by Kelly D. Fultz, 39, of Hillsboro, crossed the centerline of a curved section of the highway and hit an oncoming 2014 Ford F-150 driven by Tim V. Marshall, 58, of Beaverton.

Marshall's truck rotated away from the area of impact and came to a stop 20 feet down an embankment on its passenger side.

The truck driven by Fultz stopped in the southbound lane.

Fultz and Marshall were pronounced dead at the scene. Both trucks sustained extensive fire damage.

Oregon State Police said speed and distracted driving are being investigated as possible factors in the crash.

The highway was closed for five hours following the crash with detours put in place.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Vernonia Rural Fire Protection District, Banks Fire District, Vernonia Police Department, the Washington County Medical Examiner and Oregon Department of Transportation.

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