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Dump truck hits train trestle, twists track

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(courtesy Washington Co. Sheriff's Office) (courtesy Washington Co. Sheriff's Office)
WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A section of road and a rail line are both closed outside of Hillsboro after deputies said a dump truck crashed into a railroad trestle, twisting the tracks.

Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene near Northwest Phillips Road outside of Hillsboro Monday just after 11:30 a.m. where a 2000 Mack dump truck operated by V&K Construction attempted to go beneath the trestle without having the bed fully lowered,

The truck bed hit the trestle, causing significant damage to the tracks and knocking the bed off the truck.

According to the sheriff’s office, the driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by personnel from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. He was cited for violating posted use limits, careless driving, and no seat belt.

Helvetia will be closed indefinitely between Dierdorff Road and Grossen Drive while crews from Portland & Western Railroad, which operates the route, assess the stability of the tracks.

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