Two Hurt In Highway 26 Crash

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At approximately 1:34 a.m. the Hillsboro Police Department responded to an accident at the north bound Cornelius Pass exit and Hwy 26. 

Two vehicles were involved. The driver of the first vehicle was exiting Hwy 26, west bound, when the vehicle experienced mechanical issues. It appears that the driver pulled over onto the shoulder of the exit ramp. The driver of the second vehicle drove into the rear of the first vehicle. 

The driver of the first vehicle has been identified as Officer Matthew Barbee, of the Tigard Police Department. He was off duty and driving home. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Emanuel by Life Flight. The Driver of the second vehicle remained on scene and suffered minor injuries. 

The investigation continues.

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