WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A deadly crash shut down Highway 26 about six miles west of Manning in Washington County on Friday afternoon.
Deputies said the crash occurred at the Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel at Milepost 41 at 12:10 p.m.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation reported the crash closed the highway in both directions.
By 3 p.m., the highway had reopened.
ODOT initially reported there were severe injuries in connection with the crash. The sheriff’s office then reported someone had died.
Investigators said Ken Duong, 48, of Beaverton, was driving a Toyota Yaris east on the highway when he left the road for unknown reasons and crashed into the tunnel.
Duong was pronounced dead at the scene.
(Corrected) Traffic Alert: Hwy 26 is closed in both directions near the Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel (milepost 41) for a fatal crash investigation. @ORStatePolice will be investigating. #pdxtraffic pic.twitter.com/OU84sknJ9E— WCSO Oregon (@WCSOOregon) August 30, 2019
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