One person was killed and two others critically injured in a two-car collision on North Marine Drive in Portland on Saturday, May 27, night, according to police. The police established the involvement of speed racing.
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A report of a two-car collision brought police to the 5900 block of North Marine Drive in Portland at around 11:52 p.m. Police discovered two automobiles to be ablaze.
Three persons were sent to local hospitals after suffering potentially fatal injuries in the collision. On Monday, police reported in a press release that one of two drivers and a passenger were hurt in the crash and that the driver, who had been hospitalized, eventually died.
After notifying the driver’s relatives, authorities will announce the driver’s identity. Police stated in a Monday, May 29, news release that they had established the incident was the consequence of speed racing, which had been taking place in the vicinity that night, as suggested in a tweet from the PPB Traffic Division.
N Marine Dr closed for Major Crash Team investigation. Speed appears to have played a role. Speed racing was taking place in the area. Both drivers have life threatening injuries. Both cars caught fire. pic.twitter.com/jQePnAujX0
— PPB Traffic Division (@ppbtraffic) February 19, 2023
According to the police, both cars were going extremely fast before they lost control and collided. The crash investigation team, the Major Crash Team, was called into action. Primary Crash Team and Forensic Evidence Division investigators and crime scene technicians shut down a quarter mile of North Marine Drive in both directions from the 5900 block for several hours to gather evidence.
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If you have any information regarding this occurrence, please contact the Traffic Investigations Unit at [email protected] and include case number 23-45892 in your message.