Two dead after crash south of Hillsboro

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) Authorities say a man and a woman are dead after their sedan collided with a pickup truck in rural Washington County.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department says the crash occurred Sunday afternoon on Highway 219 south of Hillsboro. It happened at the intersection of Highway 219 and Southwest Burkhalter Road.

A department news release says the sedan ran a stop sign and was struck broadside by the pickup.

The department says passenger 29-year-old Robby Lee Welch of Beaverton died at the scene, while the driver of the car, 24-year-old Tasha Marie Ann Smith of Portland, was rushed to a hospital where she died. The 62-year-old driver of the pickup was hospitalized but is expected to survive.

There was no indication that alcohol played a role in the crash, and no charges are expected in the case.