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Police: Driver in deadly SE Portland crash was drunk, officers ID teen who died

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Portland police say the driver who caused a deadly single-car collision in southeast Portland early Monday morning was drunk.

According to officers, he had a blood alcohol content of .126, which is close to double the legal limit, when he crashed down an embankment in the 14700 block of Southeast Foster Road at around 1:15 a.m.

The driver’s passenger, identified Tuesday as 16-year-old James Freeman, was killed in the crash, the bureau says.  

Medical personnel found him pinned beneath the black Honda sedan and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Responding officers were concerned that there might have been a third person involved in the crash, but said Tuesday there were only two.

The driver has not been charged, though the bureau expects him to be as officers continue to investigate.

Police say this is the tenth fatal crash in Portland so far this year.

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