Deadly crash blocks traffic in Hillsboro on Northeast Cornell Road

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HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) – Officers in Hillsboro are investigating after a deadly two-car crash Friday afternoon.

One person died in the nearly head-on crash that occurred on Northeast Cornell Road between 34th Avenue and Northeast 25th Avenue just before 2:30 p.m., according to police.

Police say a driver in a black Scion tC was headed west and swerved across the center line, hitting a Chevrolet Colorado pickup headed east.

The driver of the Scion tC died at the scene, according to officers. The man driving the pickup and a female passenger were transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The road in the area was closed in both directions for several hours Friday evening. Officers asked drivers in the area to take alternate routes as the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team investigated.

Police say speed and weather were contributing factors to the crash.

The Hillsboro Fire Department was also on scene Friday afternoon.

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