Car collides with semi-truck in deadly crash on Swan Island - KPTV - FOX 12

Car collides with semi-truck in deadly crash on Swan Island

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland Fire & Rescue and Portland police responded to a deadly crash involving a car and a semi-truck in North Portland Wednesday.

Crews said they arrived at the scene of the crash on North Basin Avenue just north of Emerson Street on Swan Island around 5:27 a.m.

Portland police said preliminary evidence indicates that two cars were speeding north on Basin Avenue in the southbound lanes when they came upon a semi-truck driving south.

One driver veered to avoid a collision but the other did not and crash head-on into the semi-truck, according to officers.

The driver of the car was killed and the truck driver was not injured.

Police said the driver of the second car who avoided the collision was not at the scene. 

Basin Avenue will be closed north of Emerson Street for several hours while crews investigate. Drivers should anticipate delays and avoid the area if possible.

Police said wet road conditions and speed were factors in the crash. 

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