HILLSBORO, Ore. — Two people were killed and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash in Hillsboro Thursday night, according to news releases from the Hillsboro Police Department.
The two who were killed were identified Friday as 19-year-old Adriana Shelton from Sheridan and 20-year-old Aaliyah Shelton from Beaverton. The two of them were cousins.
The crash happened at about 7:40 p.m., police said. The cousins were in a car turning out of the Sunset Square shopping center when another car, travelling at a high rate of speed southbound on 185th Avenue, crashed into them.
The turning car was "severed," police said, and part of it continued southbound and burst into flames. Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.
The vehicle that hit them continued south for about 100 yards, police said. One of the vehicle's occupants was transported to a local trauma center for injuries. Witnesses told police that a second occupant ran from the scene.
Police called in a K9 unit to try to track the second person, but could not find them. No danger to the public exists, police said.
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The Washington County Crash and Reconstruction Team was called to the scene to investigate. The investigation is still ongoing as of Friday afternoon, police said.
The team is composed of officers from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, local police departments and the Washington County District Attorney's Office, and is called in to reconstruct and investigate traffic crashes that may result in felony assault or manslaughter charges, police said.