UPDATE - NAME RELEASED Portland Police Investigating Serious Traffic Crash at Southeast 162nd & Division

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February 08, 2013 13:20

  

The driver who died after a Tuesday afternoon traffic crash has been identified as 60-year-old Janice Wiles. The Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined that she suffered a cardiac event prior to the crash.

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The driver in this afternoon's traffic crash has died at a Portland hospital. The driver has been identified as a 60-year-old woman. Her name will be released after family notifications are done by the Oregon State Medical Examiner.

Preliminary information indicates that the woman was driving southbound on 162nd Avenue approaching Southeast Division when she crossed oncoming traffic and struck a large pole support for a sign.

Witnesses told police that the driver may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash. An autopsy by the Medical Examiner will be performed on Wednesday to determine the cause of death.

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This afternoon, Tuesday February 5, 2013, at 4:22 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to Southeast 162nd Avenue and Division Street on the report of a single vehicle crash into a pole.

Officers arrived along with medical personnel who began treating the single occupant of the vehicle. The driver appears to be an adult female suffering from traumatic injuries.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct a crash investigation.

Northbound 162nd Avenue from Division Street is closed to traffic as investigators process the crash scene.

Additional details will be released as they become available.

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