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News Release
Teens Killed in North Marine Drive Crash Identified - 02/16/24

The two people who died in this crash have been identified as Cristian Perez Hernandez, 18 and Gabriel Sanchez, 16. Their families have been notified.

Traffic investigators are appealing to the numerous people are believed to have been in the area when the crash happened, and most left the scene without speaking to police. If anyone has information about this crash, or has video or photographic evidence of the events, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-33954.

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***Original Message Below***

A fatal crash investigation is underway on North Marine Drive in the St. Johns Neighborhood.

On Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 11:02 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the intersection of North Marine Drive at North Leadbetter Road on a report of a two vehicle crash with one car on fire. Portland Fire & Rescue responded and extinguished the burning car. Two people were found deceased in the burned car. At least one more person has been transported to the hospital by ambulance with traumatic injuries.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate the crash. During the investigation, North Marine Drive is closed between North Bybee Lake Road and North Pacific Gateway Boulevard.

Numerous people are believed to have been in the area when the crash happened, and most left the scene without speaking to police. If anyone has information about this crash, or has video or photographic evidence of the events, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 24-33954.

These are the 10th and 11th traffic-related fatalities of the year in Portland. That may be a higher figure than the Portland fatal crashes counted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA’s count excludes crashes involving suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, medical events, and deaths that happen more than 30 days after a crash.

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