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FATAL CRASH ON HWY 47 IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON

WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR - On Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 12:14 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus motorcycle crash on Hwy-47, near milepost 22.5, in Washington County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a Toyota C-HR, operated by Emily Simora (70) of Beaverton, was stopped on Springhill Rd. facing westbound when it turned southbound onto Hwy-47.  The Toyota entered the path of a northbound BMW motorcycle, operated by Chris William Garfield (44) of Forest Grove, resulting in a side impact collision.

The operator of the motorcycle (Garfield) was declared deceased at the scene. A passenger, a juvenile female, was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The operator of the Toyota (Simora) was not injured.

The highway was impacted for approximately 3 hours during the on-scene investigation.

OSP was assisted by Gaston Fire Department, Washington County SO, Forest Grove PD, and ODOT.

 

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