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Police: 1 dead, 4 seriously injured in Hillsboro crash

One person died in a three-vehicle crash on Tualatin Valley Highway Wednesday night. Police believe reckless driving played a factor.

HILLSBORO, Ore. — One person died and four others were seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash in Hillsboro late Wednesday night, police said. 

Hillsboro police said the crash happened around 10 p.m. on Tualatin Valley Highway, about a quarter mile west of Southeast Brookwood Avenue. 

Witnesses said the driver of a Toyota Scion was speeding and driving recklessly in the eastbound lanes when they clipped an eastbound Honda Ridgeline while trying to pass it, according to police. 

The driver lost control of the Scion, slid into the westbound lanes of Tualatin Valley Highway and collided with an SUV. 

Police said one person in the Scion died and the two other occupants were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The two occupants of the SUV were also hospitalized with serious injuries. The occupants of the Honda Ridgeline had minor injuries. 

The highway was closed for close to seven hours and reopened just before 6 a.m. 

Firefighters with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, paramedics with Metro West Ambulance and Hillsboro police all responded to the scene. 

The Washington County Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting the investigation.