Teen driver dies after hitting tree near Oregon City


Deputies identified the driver as 16-year-old Charles Anthony Brennan

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A deadly crash happened on Wednesday morning just south of Oregon City, deputies said.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said a Volkswagen sedan crashed into a tree on Henrici Road near S. Athens Drive in the Beavercreek area. Deputies said the driver, identified as 16-year-old Charles Anthony Brennan of Oregon City, died at the scene despite life-saving efforts.

Investigators said Charles was driving southwest on Henrici Road when the car went off the road and hit the tree. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. It’s unclear what caused the car to leave the road.

Charles was a student at Oregon City High School.

Henrici Rd. was closed for several hours while crews worked the scene. It was reopened around 10:45 a.m.

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