The driver of a car was killed in a crash Saturday afternoon near North Plains.
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies say at 4:47 p.m. they were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash into a utility pole at NW Dairy Creek Road and NW Oliver Hill Road, northwest of North Plains.
The initial investigation showed that the vehicle, a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta, was traveling south when it lost control and collided with a utility pole. Lifesaving efforts were attempted, but the driver, 58-year-old Richard Owens, of North Plains, died at the scene.
It is believed that excessive speed was a factor in this crash.