UPDATE: Fatal Crash In Pleasant Valley Neighborhood, Major Crash Team Activation

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September 22, 2019 10:20

  

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 5:20p.m., East Precinct Officers were dispatched to the 12900 Block of Southeast Flavel Street. They located a single vehicle crashed into some trees. The driver and only occupant was outside of the vehicle and died at the scene. Medical crews also responded and confirmed that the driver was deceased.

PPB's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to assume the investigation. MCT members determined that the vehicle, a 2012 Volkswagon Jetta, was traveling westbound on Southeast Flavel Street when it crossed over the dividing line and left the roadway. It struck multiple trees at what appears to be a high rate of speed. The driver was either ejected out of the car or fell out after the crash.

Investigators are identifying the driver as Nazariy V. Senchuk, 23, of Portland. His family has been notified.

This is the 49th call out for the MCT and the 42nd fatal crash for 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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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of the 12900 Block of Southeast Flavel Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving a fatality. Traffic is affected in the area. Officers have Flavel Street closed between Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Deardorff Road.

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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