UPDATE: Portland Police Investigating a Fatal Crash on Southwest Barbur Boulevard

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May 15, 2013 14:05

  

The man who died in last night's traffic crash on Southwest Barbur Boulevard has been identified as 45-year-old Lance Marcus.

Preliminary information indicates that Marcus was driving an Audi A-6 at a high rate of speed northbound on Barbur Boulevard just before striking a power pole.

Toxicology tests are pending by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

This was the 15th traffic fatality of 2013.

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On Tuesday May 14, 2013, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Miles Street on the report of a car down the embankment after it struck a telephone pole.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue responded and determined that the male driver was deceased.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to investigate and traffic on Barbur Boulevard will be affected for several hours.

No updates on this investigation are anticipated until Wednesday after 9:00 a.m.

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