Speeding Factor In Crash

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. 

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