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Deputies: Wrong-way driver hits speeds of 100 mph, dies in crash on Hwy 26

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A car being driven east in the westbound lanes of Highway 26 in Washington County early Saturday reached speeds of 100 mph before deputies said it crashed into three other vehicles, killing the wrong-way driver.

The Washington Counties Sheriff’s Office responded to reports at 1:04 a.m. of the wrong-way 2006 Honda Civic as far west as Cornelius Pass Road, initially driving at slow speeds before accelerating to speeds possibly reaching 100 mph.

Deputies, working with Oregon State Police troopers, began diverting traffic off of Highway 26 and deployed “spike strips” at Murray Boulevard to slow down the car.

Prior to the vehicle reaching the strips, though, the Honda hit a 2013 Toyota Tacoma, causing it to spin sideways and be struck by a 2013 Mazda, severing the Honda in half. Part of the Honda then collided with a 1999 Toyota Sienna.

The driver of the Honda, 20-year-old Madeline Duncan of Beaverton, was killed in the incident.

The driver of the Mazda, 27-year-old Saleh Batroukh, along with his 29-year-old passenger, both suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

Batroukh’s vehicle received significant damage, as did the Tacoma. The Sienna had moderate damage.

The highway was closed for nearly five hours as the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team gathered evidence and documented the scene. Investigators are continuing to review that evidence to find more details on this incident.

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