Major Crash Team Investigating Single Vehicle Crash in North Portland's Kenton Neighborhood

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July 30, 2014 02:45


This morning, Wednesday July 30, 2014, at 1:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Interstate Avenue and Interstate Place on the report of a traffic crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found a single vehicle crashed into a power pole. The driver, a 27-year-old male, was suffering from traumatic and life-threatening injuries. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to investigate the crash.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver was traveling Northbound on Interstate Avenue in a "Car2Go" Smart Car, lost control of the vehicle and hit the steel power pole near the driveway to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

Northbound Interstate Avenue will remain closed for the next 1-2 hours as investigators process the crash scene.



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