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UPDATE #2: Traffic #ALERT: Major Crash Team Activation - 04/17/19

The driver in this crash has been identified as 22-year-old Deontae Martin Eugene Farlow.

If anyone has information relating to this investigation, they are asked to call Investigator Garret Dow at 503-823-5070.

This was the 24th Major Crash Team activation and the 16th fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team this year.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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###UPDATE #1 MESSAGE BELOW###
The investigation is still continuing relating to this crash. At 3:30 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call regarding a vehicle that had crashed into a power pole. Officers located a deceased adult male at the scene.

The name of the driver will not be released for now as his family has not been notified.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office was advised of this incident. If anyone has information relating to this investigation, they are asked to call Investigator Garret Dow at 503-823-5070.

This was the 24th Major Crash Team activation and the 16th fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team this year.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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###ORGIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###
The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of the 10000 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard to assist in a fatal traffic crash investigation involving an adult male driver. No other injuries are reported. Traffic is affected in the area from 100th Avenue to 102nd Avenue.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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