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Intoxication and Speed are factors in Early Morning Fatal Crash in Portland

October 23, 2017

The police of Portland is investigating a fatal crash which occurred on Sunday in the 13400 block of Southeast Stark Street. Police told that a 21-year-old guy was found dead in a truck which crashed into an unoccupied office.

Police said that motorist died early on Sunday after crashing into an empty office building on Southeast Stark Street.

According to Portland police, the driver of a 2017 Toyota Tacoma truck was speeding north on Southeast 135th Avenue when he failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into a building in the 13400 block of Southeast Stark Street.


Firefighters who responded about 2 a.m. found a 21-year-old guy dead in the driver’s seat of the truck. It appears he died because of the impact of the crash.

According to a preliminary police investigation speed and intoxication contributed to the crash.

The building damaged was an unoccupied office attached to the Courtyard on Stark Apartments. No other wounds were reported. Police said they do not expect to release the name of the driver until an autopsy is done and his next of kin is notified.


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