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Washington County Deputy Critically Injured

BEAVERTON, OR -- A Portland-area deputy is in critical condition after an overnight crash that left two others dead. Investigators say a car ran a red light and collided with a Washington County deputy’s patrol car, just after midnight Wednesday in Beaverton, west of Portland. 

Two teens died at the scene, and three others in their car and the Deputy were taken to the hospital. "This morning's events are not only difficult for the Sheriff's Office, but also for the Washington County community, especially members, families and friends of the Beaverton School District," Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett said at a Wednesday press conference, "My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of 17-year-old Matthew Amaya and 16-year-old Juan Pacheco Aguilera, who tragically lost their lives." 

He says Deputy Michael Trotter (pictured) is in critical but stable condition. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.


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