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Story by Oregon Herald staff
Published on Friday June 14, 2019 - 3:58 AM

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to reports of a crash between a motorcycle and a truck. The crash took place on NW Cornelius Pass Road just north of NW West Union Road in unincorporated Washington County, near Hillsboro.

Jeremy Womelsdorff, 41, of Estacada was driving southbound on NW Cornelius Pass Road when he crashed head-on with a dump truck pulling a large trailer loaded with tree stumps. Mr. Womelsdorff was seriously injured in the crash and was transported to an area trauma hospital by the Life Flight Network. At last report, Mr. Womelsdorff was listed in critical condition.

The driver of the truck, Eugene Zurbrugg, was not injured in the crash. Investigators say it appears the motorcycle entered the lane of the truck, causing the crash. The truck driver was able to swerve off the road to avoid other oncoming cars, which caused the trailer to detach and flip over.

There is no indication that either driver was under the influence of intoxicants.

The road was closed for several hours. The sheriff's office would like to thank the Hillsboro Police Department officers who initially responded so quickly to this crash as well as Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Metro West Ambulance.