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Police: Portland woman ran red light before deadly MAX train collision

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A Portland woman who died in a collision with a MAX train ran a red light in front of the train, according to police.

Investigators released updated information about the investigation Tuesday.

Carmen Langes, 69, was driving a 2009 Nissan Leaf northbound on Southeast 99th Avenue and failed to stop for a red light at East Burnside Street at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, according to investigators, putting her in the path of an eastbound MAX train.  

Police said the train had a signal to proceed through the intersection. The operator used the emergency braking system after seeing the car, but the train was unable to stop in time.

Langes was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no reports of injuries to anyone on the train.  

Police said the MAX operator has cooperated with the investigation and officers will review video from the train as the investigation continues.

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