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October 02, 2001 00:00


At 6:04 a.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2001, a security guard from the Skyline Memorial Cemetery observed flames down the embankment near the cemetery. The location of the fire was near NW Skyline Heights Drive and NW Skyline Blvd. The Portland Fire Bureau responded to the scene, discovered a vehicle had crashed down the embankment and burst into flames. After extinguishing the flames, firefighters discovered the body of an adult male in the vehicle. Arson investigators, Homicide investigators, and Traffic investigators all arrived at the scene to conduct an investigation.

Investigators have determined that this was a fatal traffic accident, and there was no foul play. The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division will complete the final investigation, the lead Fatal Investigator is Officer Peter Kurronen, (503) 823-2103.

The driver of the vehicle had been identified as 33-year-old Peter Lee of Vancouver, Washington. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined.


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