Update - Fatal Crash Investigation, driver identified

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March 03, 2021 13:33


The driver in an early Sunday morning fatal crash has been identified as 22-year-old Jose Ignacio Contreras, of Salem.

Mr. Contreras was driving northbound on Southwest Barbur Boulevard, near Duniway Park, when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. He died at the scene. Investigators believe vehicle speed may have been a factor in this crash.

This is the 12th fatal crash in Portland in 2021.


A crash has resulted in a fatality in the South Portland Neighborhood.

On Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 12:21a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a car over an embankment in the area of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest Hooker Street.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is enroute to investigate.

During the investigation, northbound Barbur Boulevard is closed at Southwest Meade Street.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.



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