On Friday, February 15, 2019, at 6 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a single vehicle crash at NW Bronson Road and NW Roseburg Terrace in the community of Bethany. A witness reported seeing a car leave the road and hit a tree. Responding emergency crews had to extricate the driver, 27-year-old Zachary Benjamin of Hillsboro. Mr. Benjamin was taken to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries. On Sunday, February 17, Mr. Benjamin died at the hospital.
The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to assist with the investigation. Deputies do not yet have a suspected cause for the crash which remains under investigation.