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Aug. 5 three-car crash sends two to hospital after driver runs stop sign, officers arrest man on unrelated warrant

A man driving a Mini Cooper Saturday, Aug. 5, ran a stop sign at the intersection of Southwest Porter Road and Highway 47, causing life-threatening injuries to his passenger.

Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the crash just after 10 a.m.

The driver, Corey Jenon Wade, 31, of Beaverton, had a felony warrant for a probation violation. He was arrested on the warrant after being checked out at the hospital. Witnesses said Wade was illegally passing cars and speeding prior to the crash.

The Mini Cooper was severely damaged and fire crews had to extricate Wade and his passenger, a 34-year-old female passenger who was taken to the hospital by Life Flight.

Deputies closed Highway 47 for several hours during the investigation. They determined Wade ran the stop sign at Southwest Porter Road and entered the westbound lane, where the driver of a Ford Escape struck the Mini Cooper, pushing it into the eastbound lane, where it was struck again by a Ford Expedition.

People in the other cars suffered minor injuries.

Deputies are still investigating the crash and have not determined if any criminal charges will be filed. They are asking for help from any witnesses. Call the Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.

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