January 22, 2022 21:14
The passenger who died is identified as Douglas J. Kereczman, 40, of Beaverton, Oregon. His family has been notified of his death.
One note of clarification, the 3rd occupant who was believed to have been farther away than the other two actually returned to the scene in a different vehicle and contacted police.
In 2021 Portland City had 67 traffic related deaths. This was the highest number of traffic fatalities in 34 years, since 1987. In 2021 at this time there had been 4 traffic deaths, only 1 of those was criminal in nature. Thursday night’s crash was 2022’s 7th traffic related death. This year, as of Thursday, there have been 5 criminal traffic deaths in the City of Portland (a 500% increase over last year to date).
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