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FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 47 IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (November 4, 2022) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on November 3, 2022, at approximately 11:04 AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 47 near milepost 87.

The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle, operated by Leo Vanderzanden (70) of Forest Grove, was driving northbound on Highway 47 when the vehicle drifted onto the right shoulder of the roadway in a bend in the highway. 

The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway, hitting the ditch and becoming airborne striking several trees.  The vehicle came to rest on the shoulder of the northbound lanes.

Vanderzanden was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical staff.

The highway was closed for over 3 hours. OSP was assisted on scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Forest Grove Police Department, Washington County DA’s Office, Washington County Medical Examiner’s Office, and Forest Grove Fire and Rescue. 

 

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