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PPB Investigating Fatal Single Occupant Crash-Passenger Deceased - 04/11/19

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 1:37 A.M., East Precinct Officers responded to reports of a vehicle crash in the area of Southeast Foster Road and Southeast 134th Avenue. A witness reported the crash to a nearby fire station, then left.

Officers and medical personnel responded to the scene. A black Ford Expedition was found crashed into a tree and a pole. The passenger, an unknown age male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver, an adult male, was extracted from the vehicle, provided emergency medical aid, and transported to an area hospital.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was activated to investigate the crash. Street closures are in effect on Southeast Foster Road from 134th to 136th Avenues. These closures are expected to remain in effect for 4-6 hours while this incident is investigated.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. Investigators would like to speak with the person who notified the fire department about the crash and encourages them to reach out to dispatch.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will be working to identify of the deceased passenger. Once the identity is made and next of kin is notified, this information will be released.

This is the 3rd deadly crash in Portland in less than 24 hours. The Portland Police Bureau implores the public to take notice, slow down, drive with due regard, and obey the rules of the road.

No further details are available at this time. The PIO will not be responding to the scene.


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