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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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NEWS RELEASE 1/9/13: Portland Fire & Rescue Called to Fatal Traffic Accident (North Columbia Blvd and Argyle Way)

This morning at 6:31 am Portland Firefighters were called to the intersection of North Columbia Blvdand Argyle Way.  Arriving firefighters found that a four door pickup truck had crashed into a power pole.  The pickup had four adult male passengers.

Two of the passengers were able to get out of the truck before firefighters arrived.  One passenger was pinned inside the vehicle and the last passenger was deceased.  The passenger who was pinned in had to be extricated by firefighters.  The three surviving passengers were transported to Emanuel. Two patients were entered into the trauma system, while the third had injuries that were less severe.

Police are on scene investigating and the intersection will remain closed until the investigation is complete.

Contact info, for media use only:
Lt. Damon Simmons, Media Pager (503) 940-6003