Stolen SUV Crashes Into Duplex

posted by Brad Ford -

A stolen vehicle crashed into a duplex in Northeast Portland Tuesday afternoon.

At 3:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a vehicle that crashed into a residence located at 17 Northeast 68th Avenue.

When officers arrived at the crash scene they located a white Toyota Rav4 that had crashed into a duplex, causing significant damage to the vehicle and structure.  

Officers and emergency medical responders located the driver inside the vehicle.  The driver appeared to be suffering from serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was provided medical aid.  The driver was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

As officers continued the investigation, they learned that prior to the crash, the vehicle was being driven westbound on East Burnside Street at a high rate speed.  After the vehicle crashed, witnesses observed three black males run from the vehicle, leaving the injured driver in the crashed Toyota Rav4.  During the crash investigation, officers also determined the vehicle was a registered stolen vehicle.

Anyone with information about this crash or the theft of the vehicle should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

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