UPDATE: Driver Killed in Parkrose Neighborhood Crash Identified

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September 02, 2023 12:59


The driver who died in the Parkrose Neighborhood crash Friday is identified as Terrelle L. Tucker, 39, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death. He was the only occupant of the involved vehicle.

The vehicle, a white 2011 Buick Lacrosse, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The vehicle struck the raised center median, lost control, and crashed through a power pole, a bus stop, and 2 trees. This became a complicated scene to address due to the upper half of the power pole being suspended by the attached wires with other wires breaking and falling to the ground. Pacific Power responded to make sure none of the wires was dangerous prior to the investigation beginning. The Oregon Department of Transportation also assisted with cleanup and traffic control.

The collaboration and communication between the different entities was critical to the safe response and investigation. PPB is grateful for the assistance of PF&R, ODOT, Pacific Power, and 21st Century Towing.


***Original Message Below***

One man died in a single vehicle crash in the Parkrose Neighborhood.

On Friday, September 1, 2023 at 5:01a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 112th Avenue. When they arrived they found a single vehicle crash in which the driver struck utility equipment, knocking down cables. Paramedics responded, including Portland Fire & Rescue, and determined that the driver, an adult male, was deceased at the scene. They also determined the downed cables were not live wires.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to the scene to investigate the crash. During the investigation, Northeast Sandy Boulevard is closed between Northeast 111th Avenue and Northeast 113th Avenue.

If anyone has information about this crash, please contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 23-229827.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

This is the 45th fatal crash this year in Portland.



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