Two 16-year-olds killed in crash with semi on I-5 near Tualatin - KPTV - FOX 12

Two 16-year-olds killed in crash with semi on I-5 near Tualatin

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TUALATIN, OR (KPTV) -

Two teens were killed in a crash with a semi on Interstate 5 near Tualatin early Friday morning. 

Oregon State Police responded to the crash scene around 1:45 a.m. just north of Interstate 205.

Investigators said a 1996 Volvo 740 was heading north on the highway in the center lane behind a semi. The 16-year-old boy driving the car attempted to pass the semi, but he hit the back of the truck.

The initial collision caused the Volvo to spin out of control. The car then crashed into the semi a second time.

The driver and a 16-year-old girl in the car were pronounced dead at the scene. Police are not releasing their names, but said they are both from Portland.

Troopers said neither of the teens were wearing seat belts. Speed is being considered a factor in the crash, according to police.

The driver of the semi was not injured. 

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