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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Thursday November 26, 2020 - 11:27 PM

November 2020 has been a particularly dangerous month for drivers in Washington County. Since the beginning of the month, deputies have responded to six fatal crashes.

The latest incident happened this morning around 8:20 a.m. near NW Main Street & NW Cottage Street in the City of North Plains. The driver, a 22-year-old man, hit an elderly woman while she was trying to cross the street. The driver of the 2004 Dodge Caravan was stopped at the four-way intersection before the crash. The van's windshield may not have been fully defrosted at the time, obscuring the driver's view.

The victim, identified as 79-year-old Carol Goeden, was taken to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with investigators. He was cited for several violations, including careless driving and driving without a license.