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The Hillsboro Police Department said one vehicle struck another at high speed, breaking it apart.

A major crash claimed the lives of two women and left at least one more injured on Northwest 185th Avenue on Hillsboro on Thursday night, Sept. 22.

The Hillsboro Police Department said the crash occurred near Northeast Eider Court and the Sunset Square shopping center at about 7:40 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, a vehicle was traveling southbound "at a high rate of speed" when it struck a second vehicle that was turning out of the shopping center.

Police said the second vehicle was "severed," breaking apart, with part of the destroyed vehicle bursting into flames.

Both occupants of the second vehicle suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified them Friday, Sept. 23, as 19-year-old Adriana Shelton of Sheridan and 20-year-old Aaliyah Shelton of Beaverton. The two women were cousins, police said.

The first vehicle finally came to a stop about 300 feet from the point of the initial impact, police said. One of the vehicle's occupants ran from the scene, witnesses reportedly told officers who responded, while the other was taken to a local trauma center with injuries suffered in the crash.

Police conducted a K-9 track and did not locate the person who allegedly fled from the crash scene. However, police added that "no danger to the public exists."

A police investigation is ongoing.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with the names of the deceased.

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