Saturday, July 1, 2017

UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to Fatal Crash on Marine Drive

UPDATE: MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDING TO FATAL CRASH ON MARINE DRIVE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 1st, 2017 6:39 PM
The person killed on Friday afternoon was identified as 62-year-old Steven Ray Tomlinson of Camas, Washington.

Investigators learned that Tomlinson, driving a 2005 Jeep Cherokee, began turning westbound on Marine Drive from 148th Avenue when he was struck by 69-year-old Richard Ramsay of La Pine, Oregon, driving a 2015 Max Semi tractor trailer. Ramsay was driving eastbound on Marine Drive.

Tomlinson's vehicle crashed over the embankment on the northside of Marine Drive and came to rest on the bike path. Good Samaritan's pulled Tomlinson from the vehicle and attempted CPR but their efforts were not successful.

After colliding with Tomlinson's vehicle, Ramsay had a slower speed collision with a 2013 Audi Q7 being driven westbound on Marine Drive. Neither Ramsay nor the other driver were injured in the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and, once complete, will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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On Friday June 30, 2017, at 2:27 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a serious crash at Northeast 148th Avenue and Marine Drive.

As officers were responding they received updated information that a witness was attempting CPR on one of the people involved in the crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that one driver was deceased.

Preliminary information indicates the crash involved three drivers and vehicles: a tractor-trailer and two passenger vehicles. No other drivers were injured in the crash.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Northeast Marine Drive will be closed for several hours between 122nd and 162nd Avenues due to the ongoing crash investigation. 148th Avenue from Airport Way to Marine Drive is also closed.

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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