On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at approximately 7:13 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 6 near milepost 42.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a black 2012 Kia Soul was eastbound on Hwy 6 when for unknown reasons it drifted off the roadway and struck a large tree.
The vehicle was occupied by 5 teenagers.
Four were transported to Portland area hospitals.
One passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Hwy 6 was closed for 4 hours following the crash.
OSP was assisted by Washington County Sheriffs Office, Banks Fire Department, and Forest Grove Fire Department.
Names of the involved are not being released at this time.