Man dies in crash near Lents; woman run down and killed in Hazelwood

Here’s what’s known about two fatal crashes, in outer East Portland …

The Portland Police Bureau is called out to two auto accidents that both led to fatalities – one in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood, the other in Hazelwood.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

This week, traffic accidents in East Portland claimed the lives of two people. One was on January 9, the other on January 13.

Two-vehicle crash on S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses leads to death

After a grinding two-vehicle crash was reported in the early hours of Sunday, January 9, on S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses just south of Foster Road, Portland Police Bureau (PPB), Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) , and AMR ambulances rushed there at 2:52 a.m.

PPB East Precinct officers found two damaged vehicles partially blocking S.E. 82nd in the Lents neighborhood, at S.E. Ellis Street — and found a man pinned in his vehicle.

The situation is critical, after a SUV – seen here on its side, and a car – collide. Courtesy KPTV Fox 12 Oregon

PF&R firefighters extricated the pinned man, and a total of three patients were taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that were initially believed to be non-life- threatening for all of them.

But, while following up on the crash at the hospital several hours later, officers learned that one of the three had deteriorated and the man’s injuries were now considered life-threatening. That news sent the PPB Major Crash Team to respond and take over the investigation.

Three ambulances arrived to take the crash victims to a hospital.

Although S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses was opened to traffic less than an hour of when the emergency responders arrived, the investigation into this crash continued far into the day, ending about 13 hours after the accident.

Then, on Monday, January 10, PPB officials revealed that the man who had suffered life-threatening injuries had died in the hospital. On January 13, a PPB spokesperson identified this victim as 60-year-old Mark W. Barnette of Portland. His family had, by then, been notified.

13 hours after the early Sunday morning collision, the PPB Major Crash Team officers wraps up their investigation into the fatal crash.

“Criminal charges are possible – but no one has been booked or cited at this point in the investigation,” a PPB representative revealed.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference Case No. 22-7187; or, call (503) 823-2103.

Female pedestrian killed on NE Glisan Street in Hazelwood

Members of the PPB Major Crash Team investigate a fatal pedestrian vs. automobile accident.

Hours before sunrise on January 13, a woman walking in the intersection of NE Glisan Street and the Interstate 205 northbound onramp was struck and killed by a car.

Officers and members of the PPB Major Crash Team who were dispatched to the area at 5:53 a.m. found a woman pinned under a westbound, white, full-sized sedan. She was pronounced dead.

Gathered at the PPB Major Crash Team van, officers discuss the evidence they’ve found.

“The driver remained at the scene, and is cooperating with the investigation,” a PPB official said.

Throughout the morning, NE Glisan Street was closed off from 96th to 109th Avenues as the investigation got underway; and the northbound I-205 off-ramp to the street, and the feeder ramp that runs north alongside the freeway from SE Stark Street were closed as well.

After the victim was removed from under the car which struck her, a specialist clean-up crew decontaminates the area.

Anyone with information about this fatal accident is asked to contact, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference Case No. 22-11218; or. call (503)823-2103.

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