Buxton, Crash, Highway 26

Beaverton man dies in crash west of Buxton

Photo from the scene: Banks Fire District 13

BUXTON - Highway 26 was closed for three hours after a Beaverton man crashed on Friday afternoon, dying at the scene.

According to a media release from the Oregon State Police, Ken Duong, 48, of Beaverton was driving east on Highway 26 at approximately 12:10 p.m. when, for reasons unknown, his Toyota Yaris left the roadway and slammed into the east end of the Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel.

The Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel is located near mile marker 41 between the Timber Junction and the Vernonia turn off at Staley's Junction

A photo shared by the Washington County Sheriff's Office showed a severely damaged vehicle that appears to have been damaged by fire. The front half of the vehicle was nearly unrecognizable.

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