Man dies after crashing into building at SE Portland apartment complex

SE Fatal Crash

PORTLAND, Ore.  -- A 21-year-old driver died after crashing into and collapsing a building in southeast Portland early Sunday morning.
 
Police responded at 2:01 a.m. to the Courtyard on Stark Apartments, located at 13405 SE Stark Street, on the report of a building collapse. 
 
When officers and emergency medical responders arrived, they found a 2017 Toyota Tacoma had hit a severely damaged building.
 
Preliminary information suggested the building had collapsed on the vehicle while it was still occupied . 
 
Rescue personnel located 21-year-old Anthony Reyes in the driver's seat of the Tacoma truck. Reyes apparently died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash, they said. 
 
The damaged building was an unoccupied office attached to the apartment complex. No one in the apartment complex was injured or displaced because of this crash. 
 
Police said that prior to the crash, Reyes was driving north on Southeast 135th Avenue at a high rate of speed. Reyes failed to make the turn onto Southeast Stark Street, crashing into the building instead. 
 
Officers believe speed and intoxication were factors in this crash. 

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