Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on North Columbia Boulevard

FATAL CRASH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY ON NORTH COLUMBIA BOULEVARD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2017 11:11 PM
On Wednesday June 28, 2017, at 10:47 p.m., a North Precinct officer on patrol came upon a traffic crash involving two drivers and vehicles on North Columbia Boulevard near North Swift Court.

Due to the severity of the crash, additional officers and medical personnel responded to the scene. At this point, there are two confirmed fatalities and two other people suffering traumatic injuries. The two surviving vehicle occupants have been transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals.

All traffic will be closed on North Columbia Boulevard near Swift Court for several hours as the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responds to the scene and conducts an investigation into the crash.

No further updates are expected until late-Thursday morning.

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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