UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Activation

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June 18, 2019 13:39

  

The two occupants of this crash have been identified as 55-year-old Mark James Herr of Hillsboro, Oregon and 54-year-old Tonya Lee Smith of Buxton, Oregon.

It is still undetermined who was driving the vehicle as both were ejected while the vehicle was rolling over.

Traffic investigators would like to talk with anyone who witnessed or has information relating to this crash. Officer Phillip Maynard can be reach at 503-823-2216.

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">http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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###UPDATE #1 MESSAGE BELOW###
The investigation continues into last night's fatal traffic incident. It was determined an adult male and an adult female died as a result of this single vehicle crash. Preliminary information suggests the sedan they were driving over corrected while merging and rolled over.

The identities of the deceased may be released after family notification.

Traffic investigators would like to talk with anyone who witnessed or has information relating to this crash. Officer Phillip Maynard can be reach at 503-823-2216.

This is the 24th and 25th traffic related fatality and the 32nd MCT activation of 2019.

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

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###
The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Northbound I-405 near the US-26 exit to
assist Central Precinct officers investigate a fatal, roll over crash. Traffic is affected in that area and the interchange will be closed for at least three hours.

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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