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News Release
Fatal Crash - HWY 47- Washington County - 01/23/23

On Saturday, January 21, 2023, at approximately 2:10 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 47, near milepost 87, in Washington County.


The preliminary investigation indicated a Dodge Avenger, operated by Glennard Devon Purvee (28) of Banks, was involved in a minor rear-end style collision just north of Banks.  The vehicle fled the scene and traveled southbound on Hwy 47 through the city of Banks.  The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it drove off the shoulder of the roadway and collided with a tree on westbound side of the roadway, near milepost 87.  The operator of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.


The roadway was impacted for approximately 3 hours while the on-scene investigation was being conducted.


OSP was assisted by the Washington County Sheriffs' Office, Banks Fire, Forest Grove Fire, and ODOT.

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