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Driver dies after car crashes into N. Portland pole

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One man died in a violent crash Thursday morning after a car smashed into a pole in North Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau said officers were called to the scene of the crash at North Broadway and North Benton Avenue around 12:48 a.m.

Police and medical personnel used power tools to rip back the roof of the car and extricated the driver. Medics provided treatment but the man did not survive.

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.

So far there have been 19 deadly crashes in Portland in 2017. Nine of those crashes were within the last three weeks.

Investigators closed the roads while they gathered evidence. They were reopened later Thursday morning. 

Police have yet to release the name of the victim. 

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