Speed and drugs or alcohol were the cause of a crash on state Highway 500 that killed two people early Sunday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.
According to a State Patrol crash memo, a black 2010 Infiniti QX56 driven by Mickleen Daniel, 20, of Portland was eastbound on Highway 500 shortly after midnight when the vehicle went through the guardrail, off the overpass, flipped and landed on its top on Thurston Way, just north of Fourth Plain Boulevard. Both passengers in the vehicle died as a result of the crash.
Jayson Jimmy, 23, of Portland died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. Another passenger, Kamina M. Asimi, 21, also of Portland, was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where she died, according to the crash memo. Troopers did not know if she was wearing a seat belt.
Daniel was also taken to PeaceHealth. The extent of her injuries was unknown. She was wearing a seat belt, troopers said.
Troopers will refer charges of driving under the influence and vehicular homicide against Daniel, the crash memo states.