November 27, 2017 17:30
The motorist killed the evening of Tuesday, November 21, 2017 near Northeast Glisan Street and Northeast 75th Avenue has been identified as 49-year-old Clayton D. Hopper.
Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garret Dow with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov
Hopper's death is the 46th traffic related fatality in Portland in 2017.
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On Tuesday November 21, 2017, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a vehicle had crashed into a power pole near the intersection of Northeast Glisan Street and Northeast 75th Avenue.
Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located a white sedan with a single occupant, an adult male driver The white sedan had collided with a power pole and the driver appeared to have sustained injuries as a result of the crash. Emergency medical personnel provided the man medical aid and transported him to a local hospital by ambulance. Once at the hospital medical personnel determined the man was deceased.
At this time officers have not located any witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.
The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the area to take over the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.
Northeast Glisan Street will be closed for the next three to four hours between Northeast 74th Avenue and Northeast 76th Avenue as members of the Major Crash Team investigate this crash.
No additional information is expected to be released this evening.
The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards 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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