Driver dies after crashing into SE Portland apartments, causes partial building collapse
PORTLAND, Ore. – A driver is dead after crashing a pickup into a building, causing part of the structure to collapse on top of his truck.
Emergency crews were called out just after 2 a.m. on reports of a building collapse at The Courtyard on Stark Apartments off of SE 135th Avenue.
Portland Fire & Rescue crews tried to rescue the 21-year-old driver, however he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
No one else was hurt in the crash.
Investigators said they believe the driver was heading north on SE 135th at a high rate of speed when he missed the turn onto Stark Street and crashed into the building.
Initial reports say intoxication could have also played a part in the crash.
Police will release the name of the driver once family members have been notified of the man’s death.