SW Burkhalter Road Crash

(Courtesy: Hillsboro Fire & Rescue)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - Three people have been rushed to area hospitals after a serious crash on Highway 219.

Just before 9 a.m., emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle crash on the highway at Southwest Burkhalter Road and Southwest Simpson Road.

Hillsboro Fire said three people suffered serious injuries. Two patients were transported by ambulance, and the third patient was transported by Life Flight.

No further details about the crash have been released at this time.

The Oregon Department of Transportation says all lanes of Highway 219 are closed at SW Burkhalter Road and SW Simpson Road. The Washington County Sheriff's Office said the highway could be closed for at least three hours.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and find alternate routes.

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(1) comment

Frederick Fukov

As soon as I read 219 and saw the pic, I knew exactly where that is. There's an old school up on the hill in the upper left of that photo..a filbert orchard on the right. It's not too far from Oak Knoll winery..between Hillsboro and Scholls. That's really dangerous intersection. People are flying on 219, but when you come up to 219 from the E / SE on Burkhalter..between a lake and a llama farm..the road sits down below the level of 219. Plus you got a bunch of tall cottonwoods on your left..so visibility isn't that great. You've got turn lanes from 219 on to Burkhalter in both directions, with people going anywhere from 55 to 75 or more on 219. You gotta be patient if you're on Burkhalter, and just wait for it to be completely clear.

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