Saturday, July 15, 2017

CORRECTION - UPDATE: Fatal Crash in Lloyd District Early Thursday Morning

CORRECTION - UPDATE: FATAL CRASH IN LLOYD DISTRICT EARLY THURSDAY MORNING


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 15th, 2017 11:43 AM
This was the 23rd traffic related fatalities in 2017, not the 19th as previously released.

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The driver who died in the Thursday mornings crash at North Broadway and North Benton Avenue has been identified as 33-year-old Justin Thomas Hauser of Vancouver, WA.

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On Thursday July 13, 2017, at 12:48 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a driver striking a pole near the intersection of North Broadway and North Benton Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived to find the crash scene and one person in the crashed vehicle. Fire and medical personnel extracted the driver from the vehicle in order to render him medical aid; however, the driver died at the scene.

This is a single vehicle crash into a pole and speed is believed to be a factor.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation. North Broadway and North Benton Avenue should reopen to traffic shortly as investigators conclude the on-scene investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

This is the 23rd traffic related fatality in the City of Portland this year. In the last three weeks there have been nine traffic related fatalities.

Traffic fatalities are preventable. 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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