1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
February 13, 2006 00:00
On February 13, 2006, at approximately 1:33 am, Portland Police Bureau officers responded to the scene of a fatal collision on I-205 southbound near NE Glisan Street. The officers discovered the passenger of a burgundy Toyota van, 47-year-old Su Fang dead at the scene. The driver of the van, 54-year-old Jing Fang was alive, but in critical condition. Officers also found 31-year-old Vladimir Shintar’s vehicle in flames. Shintar, who suffered serious injuries, apparently had been pulled from the wreckage by two bystanders. Portland Police Bureau Traffic Investigators determined Vladimir Shintar was driving his vehicle northbound in the southbound lanes of I-205 prior to causing a head-on collision with the Fangs, who were proceeding southbound. Shintar is believed to have entered I-205 in an area south of Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard and then drove his silver Toyota van in the left-hand lane until colliding with the Fang’s vehicle. Witnesses relayed seeing Shintar driving at high rate of speed as he proceeded northbound along I-205. Officers responding to the incident reported smelling an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Shintar and investigators believe alcohol was a contributing factor to the collision.
Investigators are still interviewing witnesses and have not completed the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Barry Busse at (503) 823-2103.
This investigation is ongoing.
Sgt. Pete Simpson