Monday, August 7, 2017

UPDATE: Fatal Crash Investigation Underway on East Burnside Street

UPDATE: FATAL CRASH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY ON EAST BURNSIDE STREET


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 7th, 2017 12:17 PM
The driver who died in a Sunday evening crash involving a TriMet MAX train near East Burnside Street and Southeast 99th Avenue has been identified as 69-year-old Carmen Langes of Portland.

The Major Crash Team and Traffic Investigation Unit continue to investigate this crash.

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On Sunday August 6, 2017, at 4:10 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the report of a crash involving a vehicle and TriMet MAX train near East Burnside Street at Southeast 99th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found the driver, and only occupant of the involved vehicle, deceased. Preliminary information suggests no TriMet MAX passengers were injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to conduct an investigation.

East Burnside Street is closed in both directions from Southeast 97th Avenue to Southeast 102nd Avenue. Southeast 99th Avenue is closed north and south of East Burnside Street. TriMet Blue Line service is disrupted in the area. TriMet ridership should visit www.TriMet.org to learn information about the service disruption. Vehicle traffic and TriMet service is expected to be impacted for the next four hours as the investigation continues.

Updates will be provided on Monday.

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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