26 year old women dies in chain reaction collision
August 19, 2005 00:00
On Thursday, August 18, 2005, at 4:36 PM, Traffic Investigators responded to a multiple vehicle collision that resulted in the death of 26-year-old Amber Sunshine Mustafa of Washougal, Washington. The collision occurred in the 8500 block of North Columbia Boulevard when a semi-truck, operated by 41-year-old Jeff Hartung, was traveling Eastbound on North Columbia Boulevard and a Honda Civic, operated by 19-year-old Enrique Hernandez-Ayala, made the near simultaneous decision to travel in the center turn lane in an effort to exit North Columbia Boulevard. Realizing they were about to collide, the Honda Civic merged back onto the westbound lane of North Columbia Boulevard where it collided with a Mazda pickup, operated by 29-year-old Kelly Brigner, also traveling westbound on North Columbia Boulevard. The pickup then veered into the eastbound lanes of North Columbia Boulevard where it collided with a Jeep Cherokee operated by 52-year-old Stewart Hugill. Mustafa, a passenger in the Mazda pickup, was deceased at the scene.
Brigner and Hugill were transported to Emanuel Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Hartung, Hernandez-Ayala, and his two passengers were not injured and remained at the scene. Investigators do not believe any of the drivers were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. At this time, speed is a possible factor in the collision; however, no citations or charges have been issued.
Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call the Traffic Division at (503) 823-2208.
This investigation is continuing.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204