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Deadly crash closes part of Highway 6 in Washington Co.

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Part of Highway 6 in Washington County is closed following a deadly crash Tuesday afternoon.

Oregon State Police troopers and medical personnel were called out to the scene of a crash on Hwy 6 near milepost 35 at 2:35 p.m.

Preliminary information indicates a westbound Isuzu box truck was driving around a left hand curve when it crossed the centerline and entered the eastbound lane into the way of a loaded chip truck.

OSP said the driver of the chip truck tried to avoid a collision but the two vehicles collided striking driver side headlight to driver side headlight.

After the collision, the chip truck hit an embankment and crossed westbound lanes, then went down a steep embankment and came to a rest.

The driver of the box truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the chip truck was taken to a Portland hospital in stable condition.

The names of the drivers have not yet been released.

OSP said Hwy 6 near milepost 35 was closed until 8:30 p.m. while they investigated the crash.

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