UPDATE: Portland Police Investigating a Fatal Crash in Northeast Portland's Kerns Neighborhood

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May 13, 2013 11:35


The woman who died in Sunday morning's crash has been identified as 62-year-old Constance Manrow of Sherwood, Oregon. Her husband, 58-year-old John Arthur Manrow, remains in a Portland hospital recovering from his injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.



This morning, Sunday May 12, 2013, at 4:42 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a vehicle into a pole at Northeast 12th Avenue and Davis Street.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and located the vehicle, a Dodge van, and two occupants needing medical attention.

The passenger in the vehicle, a 62-year-old female, died at the scene. The driver, a 58-year-old male, was transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information suggests that the vehicle was traveling southbound on 12th Avenue when it struck a power pole. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and it is not yet known what factors led to the crash.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to continue the investigation.

Northeast 12th Avenue is closed to all traffic from Davis to Flanders Streets as investigators process the crash scene.



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