UPDATE#2 - Major Crash Team Investigating Fatal Crash on SW Barbur Boulevard - Barbur Closed Both Directions

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October 16, 2013 12:40


The driver killed in Tuesday's traffic crash on Southwest Barbur Boulevard has been identified as 27-year-old Quinn Stephen Sivage.


The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has completed the preliminary investigation into this morning's fatal crash on Southwest Barbur Boulevard, which reopened to all traffic in time for the morning commute.

Investigators determined that a 2012 Toyota Prius, driven by a 27-year-old male, was traveling southbound on Barbur Boulevard at a very high rate of speed. The Prius struck a raised median and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The Prius veered to the left, crossing both northbound lanes and leaving the roadway. The Prius struck and demolished a bus shelter on the South sidewalk, then struck a building, then slid sideways into the rear of a Chevrolet Suburban parked in the lot. The impact caused the Suburban to strike a U-Haul box truck also parked in the lot. The driver was deceased when police and medical personnel arrived.

It is unknown if the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy and order toxicology tests, which generally take several weeks to complete.

The driver's name will be released after identity is confirmed and family is notified.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at (503) 823-2216 or erik.koppang@portlandoregon.gov.




This morning, Tuesday October 15, 2013, at 2:42 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash in the 9000 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene at Southwest Barbur Boulevard and 30th Avenue. The driver was deceased in the vehicle, a smaller silver sedan, and appeared to have hit a power pole and a parked vehicle.

The intersection of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and 30th Avenue is closed in all directions and will remain so for several hours.

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

No further information is available at this time.

Drivers normally using Barbur Boulevard are encouraged to use alternate routes for the next few hours.




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