UPDATE: PPB's Major Crash Team Investigating Fatal Crash on Major City Freeway

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June 25, 2019 14:13


The deceased in this crash has been identified as 23-year-old Magdiel Itai Chacon-Sanchez.

This was the 35th activation of the Major Crash Team of 2019.

No other details will be released at this time.

If anyone witnessed or has information regarding this crash, they are asked to contact Traffic Investigator Phillip Maynard 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


On Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:39 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a crash involving a semi-truck and a car on Westbound I-84 at 122nd Avenue. Officers arrived and determined the male adult driver of the car was deceased. The car had struck the semi from behind. The semi driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to the scene to investigate. They are examining the scene, collecting evidence, and interviewing witnesses to determine what led up to this crash.

All lanes of I-84 Westbound at 181st Avenue are closed and are expected to remain so for a few hours while this crash is investigated.

If anyone has information about the crash, call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.
After the deceased driver is identified and his next of kin are notified, his identity will be released.



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