Fiery fatal rollover crash under investigation in Hillsboro
Hillsboro police are investigating a fiery rollover crash early Sunday that killed one occupant and seriously injured another.
The names of the victims were not immediately released.
According to the Hillsboro Police Department, at 4:31 a.m. on July 3, officers responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover crash near Northwest Tanasbourne Drive and Northeast Stucki Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered the vehicle on its top and fully engulfed in flames.
One occupant was extricated by officers and transported to a local hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. A second occupant was deceased. The cause of crash is unknown, and it was not immediately released whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team was called to the scene to conduct the investigation. It is a multi-agency team of specially trained law enforcement officers from the sheriff's office, local police departments and the Washington County District Attorney's Office. The team investigates and reconstructs traffic crashes that may result in the prosecution of felony assault or manslaughter charges. The team can also assist with diagramming crime scenes.
Streets in the area were closed for the early phase of the investigation.
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