Police: One dead after speeding driver crashes on Hwy 26 - KPTV - FOX 12

Police: One dead after speeding driver crashes on Hwy 26

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GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

A Gresham man is dead after a crash on Highway 26 at Southeast Hillyard Road.

A Gresham police officer was watching traffic on Highway 26 at Southeast 267th when he saw a 2002 Mercedes driven by Sun Bear Raven go by at speeds he estimated to be about 100 mph.

Before the officer could get behind Raven, the suspect crashed into a 2008 Mazda driven by Donald Bard at Southeast Hillyard Road.

Bard died at the scene.

The officer and bystanders forced open Raven's car and pulled him out after his car caught fire.

The officer cut his hands breaking the glass to enter the vehicle and was treated at a local hospital.

Raven was driving with his license suspended for a variety of traffic crimes, including DUII.

He remains at Emanuel Hospital in serious condition.

Charges have yet to be filed, but the investigation remains open.

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