Portland driver killed in 90 mph crash on Burnside
Police investigation continues
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Portland The Major Crash Team is continuing the investigation into this morning's crash on East Burnside in Portland.
Preliminary information indicates that the vehicle, a 2012 Chevy Traverse SUV, was traveling at a speed of approximately 90 mph just prior to the driver losing control and hitting a telephone pole, tree, fence and yard. One person was ejected and died at the scene.
The person killed in the crash has been identified as 33-year-old Shelby Lynn Williams of Southeast Portland. Investigators believe Williams was the driver in the crash.
The passenger, 28-year-old Cleveland Nelson, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Traffic was diverted off of East Burnside for several hours as officers processed the crash scene.