UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team investigating a fatal crash in NE Portland

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April 23, 2019 06:30


The victim in this crash was identified as 47-year-old Ray Warren Ilar. It appears that Mr. Ilar was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision. The suspect in this crash is still at a local area hospital receiving medical treatment.

Anyone with information relating to this crash is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Phillip Maynard 503-823-2216 or at phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov


The investigation is continuing into Saturday night's fatal traffic crash. East Precinct officers responded to the scene of a major crash on Northeast 102 Avenue, on the overpass above the I-84 freeway. Arriving officers learned that three vehicles were involved in the crash, and the Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team (MCT) was activated.

Officers learned that an adult male was driving a red Dodge pickup truck southbound on Northeast 102 Avenue, at speed estimated as approximately 100 mph. The Dodge pickup swerved over the center median into oncoming northbound traffic, colliding head-on with a Lexus SUV that was driving northbound on Northeast 102 avenue.

The driver of the southbound Dodge pickup truck was ejected from his vehicle, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries. He was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital, where he was admitted for treatment. It is believed that the driver of the pickup truck was under the influence of intoxicants. In the course of the preliminary investigations, officers learned that the Dodge pickup truck had been reported stolen earlier in the week.

An adult female had been driving a Lexus SUV, which was in service as an Uber car and carrying an adult male passenger in the rear seat. The female driver suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

Upon impact, the rear passenger of the Lexus SUV was ejected through the front windshield and died from his injuries.

As a result of the initial collision involving the pickup truck and the Lexus SUV vehicle, the Lexus vehicle was knocked into the path of and collided with a Toyota Sienna minivan that was driving northbound. The third passenger vehicle was driven by a juvenile, who suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash, and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

The Multnomah County Medical Examiner and the Portland Police Forensic Evidence Division members responded to the scene. The name of the deceased person will not be released until the Medical Examiner has notified next of kin. No other names will be released at this point.
This is an on-going investigation, and no further information is available at the moment.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office was advised of this incident. If anyone has information relating to this investigation, they are asked to call Investigator Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216 or at Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

This was the 26th Major Crash Team activation and the 18th fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team this year in the City of Portland.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390


The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to Northeast 102nd Avenue over I-84 to assist in a fatal traffic crash investigation. Traffic is affected in the area. Northeast 102nd Avenue is closed in both directions from Northeast Fremont Street to Northeast Morris Court.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.



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