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Six People Transported After Head-On Crash Near Hillsboro

Investigators say alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in this crash.

Crash scene on Oregon Hwy 219 6 23 07
Crash scene on Highway 219
Photos courtesy: Washington County Sheriff

(HILLSBORO, Ore.) - A head on crash between a Honda and a Ford expedition towing a trailer led to a number of injuries among six adult men Saturday morning on Highway 219.

Washington County Deputies say the crash happened just before 11:30 AM on SW Highway 219 in the Bald Peak Road area south of Hillsboro. SW Highway 219 is a narrow winding road in unincorporated Washington County.

The responding deputies say found a high-impact crash involving a 1995 Honda Accord and a Ford Expedition pulling a heavily loaded trailer.

They say the preliminary investigation indicates that the Honda was northbound when it crossed the centerline into the path of the southbound Expedition causing the crash.

Both vehicles had an adult male driver and two adult male passengers. The driver of the Honda who was identified as 21-year old Noel Hernandez-Pacheco of Gresham, was transported to OHSU by Lifeflight and is listed in stable condition.

A passenger in the Honda, 32-year old, Jacob Jimenez-Leal, also of Gresham, was also Lifefighted to OHSU and is listed in serious condition.

The third passenger in Mr. Hernandez-Pacheco's vehicle was transported by ground to the hospital and treated and released.

All occupants of the Expedition were transported to the hospital where they were treated and released. Washington County Deputies along with members from the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team are investigating the crash.

Highway 219 remained closed throughout the evening for the investigation. Investigators say alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in this crash.

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