Buxton, Crash, hwy 47

Highway 47 closed for fatal crash north of Buxton

A traffic camera at Staley's Junction Thursday morning. Photo: ODOT

BUXTON - Highway 47 is closed for a fatal crash near milepost 76, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The Banks Fire District confirmed the fatality in a media alert.

According to Washington County Sheriff's Office public information officer Sgt. Danny DiPietro, a single vehicle went off the road and struck a power pole.

"Unfortunately, after the crash, the power lines landed on top of [the car]," said Sgt. DiPietro.

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With live wires in play, emergency responders couldn't immediately confirm if there were additional occupants in the vehicle, and as of about 6:45 am., Portland General Electric crews had a 40 minute estimate time to be on scene.

Due to the crash, 1,759 PGE customers were without power in Banks . . .

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