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Gales Creek Road closed after pedestrian killed in crash

Gales Creek Road is closed at Balm Grove Loop with a short detour in place following a fatal crash involving a pedestrian, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

In a phone call, a spokesperson with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a dump truck, the driver of which stayed on scene and was cooperating with investigators.

The closure is expected to continue while the crash is investigated. A sheriff’s office spokesperson said the Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) was expected to investigate.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were among the responding agencies.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Gales Creek Journal and sister news publications the Banks Post and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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