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News Release
Driver in Fatal Crash Identified - 11/20/23

The driver who died in a crash in the is identified as Jose Ulysses Ortiz-Mendez, 18. His family has been notified of his death.


***Original Messages Below***

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 12:43 a.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a crash near the intersection of South Hood Avenue and South Gibbs Street. Officers arrived to find a single vehicle that rolled down the embankment, landing on the offramp from southbound I-5. The driver was transported to an area hospital, where he later died. A passenger in the vehicle did not suffer any injuries.

Details surrounding the crash are currently limited. The Portland Police Traffic Investigations Unit is investigating. If anyone has information about the incident, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 23-269267.


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