HILLSBORO, Oregon - A 55-year-old Hillsboro woman died after crashing head-on into another vehicle on Southwest River Road. The other driver was transported to a local hospital with apparent minor injuries.
On January 2, 2018, at 3:04 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a head-on traffic crash in the 10500 block of Southwest River Road outside of Hillsboro.
Deputies learned that a green 1994 Toyota Tercel traveling northbound on Southwest River Road was attempting to pass another vehicle when it struck a tan 2004 Chevrolet Suburban traveling southbound head-on.
The driver of the Toyota, 55-year-old Kimberly Clowdus of Hillsboro, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet, a 32-year old female, was transported to a local hospital by Metro West Ambulance with apparent minor injuries. Neither vehicle was carrying any passengers. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded and assisted.
The driver of the Chevrolet cooperated during the investigation and no citations were issued.
Southwest River Road was closed from Southwest Farmington Road to the roundabout at Highway 210 until shortly after 5:00 p.m., with Washington County Land Use & Transportation assisting in the road closure.