Jetta driver hits pole in North Plains, dies

Richard Owens, 58, died at the scene

Richard Owens, 58, died after crashing with a pole near North Plains (WCSO).
Richard Owens, 58, died after crashing with a pole near North Plains (WCSO).

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man died on Saturday afternoon after losing control and crashing into a telephone pole just northwest of North Plains.

Emergency personnel performed live-saving efforts on Richard Owens, 58, but he died at the scene of the crash. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office suspects excessive speed played a part in the crash.

Owens was heading south in his 2000 Volkswagen Jetta before he hit the pole at Northwest Dairy Creek Road and Northwest Oliver Hill road.