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3 crashes, 2 fatalities: Updates and reactions to Portland’s tragic weekend

Avatar by on March 21st, 2016 at 3:44 pm

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A small memorial has been created where 17-year-old Austin Hrynko was hit and killed on Saturday.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

In less than 24 hours between Friday and Saturday three people were hit while using Portland streets without a car. Two of them died and another person is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. In both fatalities, Police made an arrest for drunk and reckless driving.

This is a wake-up call for Portland, a city that has embraced “Vision Zero” and made a very public commitment to get serious about street safety.
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Arrest made in fatal crash on SE Center near Powell Butte – UPDATED

Avatar by on March 19th, 2016 at 5:32 pm

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Approximate crash location. Powell Butte Nature Park
is in the lower right.

A person was killed today after being involved in a traffic collision.

Details are still coming in, but so far we know that the deceased was a 17-year-old man and the other party in the collision was a person driving a Dodge Dakota pickup. The incident happened just before 4:00 pm today on SE Center a few blocks east of 141st Avenue (map).

Center is a low-volume neighborhood street with speed bumps and it’s a popular east-west bicycle route in the area.

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