|Man Dies In Single Vehicle Crash in East Columbia Neighborhood|
Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
|Published on Thursday November 19, 2020 - 8:20 PM|
Later this morning, the Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) was notified the driver of the vehicle had succumbed to his injuries related to the crash. The Major Crash Team immediately assumed the investigation of the crash. According to the initial investigation it appeared the vehicle was traveling northbound on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the right two lanes of travel. The vehicle struck the curb in what appeared to be one single location, perhaps went airborne, and impacted a very large oak tree nearly 20 feet from the east curb. The impact with the tree prevented the vehicle from further falling down a 30 plus foot embankment, however, the impact with the tree was extremely severe and proved to be fatal.
The deceased driver has not been identified and described as a Hispanic male in his mid-twenties.