Driver cited after crash into railroad trestle near Hillsboro

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- A dump truck carrying too tall a load crashed into a railroad trestle on Helvetia Road near Helvetia Tavern on Monday morning.

Helvetia Road is closed between Northwest Grossen Drive and Northwest Dierdorff Drive. Police say the closure will likely last for several days.

The railroad tracks are also closed.

The driver of a 2000 Mack dump truck operated by V & K Construction failed to lower the truck's dump bed before attempting to pass under the trestle, Washington County sheriff's deputies said. 

The driver suffered minor injuries and was treated by medics at the scene. He was later cited for violating posted use limits, careless driving and not wearing a seat belt. His name was not immediately released.

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