Driver killed in crash with MAX train ran red light, police say

One dead after max train hits car

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A 69-year-old Portland woman who died in a fatal crash with a TriMet MAX train on Sunday ran a red light, according to Portland police.

The crash happened at about 4:10 p.m. near East Burnside Street and Southeast 99th Avenue. The driver, Carmen Langes, was northbound on 99th Avenue when she ran the light, police determined based on witness accounts.

Police said the train operator used the emergency braking system in an attempt to stop the train, which had a signal to proceed through the intersection.

The operator cooperated with investigators, who will review video of the collision as the investigation continues.

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