Man dies after high-speed SE Portland crash

Man dead in high-speed SE Portland crash on Holgate Boulevard at 118th Avenue.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A 29-year-old man died early Monday morning after crashing at high speed into a utility pole at Southeast Holgate Boulevard and 118th Avenue, police said.

The dead man's identity has not yet been released.

He was eastbound on Holgate in a 2003 Saturn Vue going "in excess of highway speeds" when he left his lane, police said. He struck a parked SUV which caused the car to spin and crash into a telephone pole and big boulder.

Arriving crews found the Saturn wrapped around the pole. The driver was dead.

The crash remains under investigation. It closed Holgate for several hours.


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