Vernonia man dies when Acura hits pole off Hwy 47

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Lanes were closed for several hours

Andrew Schappert of Vernonia died in this single car crash along Hwy 47 near Manning, March 5, 2020 (OSP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 35-year-old Vernonia man died after hitting a utility pole off the side of Hwy 47 near Manning early Thursday morning.

Andrew Schappert was driving his Acura Integra near milepost 75 when the car left the road on a curve and hit the pole. Schappert died at the scene.

Investigators had Hwy 47 closed for about 5 hours as officials from the Oregon State Police, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Banks Fire Department, ODOT and PGE.

Andrew Schappert of Vernonia died in this single car crash along Hwy 47 near Manning, March 5, 2020 (OSP)

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