1 person dies in Northwest Portland crash


NW Nicolai was blocked from NW 25th Place to NW 26th Avenue

The scene of a fatal car crash on NW Nicolai Street in Portland, Jan. 20, 2021. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One person died in a traffic crash Wednesday evening in Northwest Portland, police said.

A vehicle collided into the side of a building near NW Nicolai Street and NW 25th Avenue shortly before 5 p.m., according to the Portland Police Bureau. Sadly, the driver died at the scene. There were no other cars, witnesses, or passengers involved in the crash.

According to police, it did not appear there was any other cause of death other than the driver’s medical history.

The PPB’s Major Crash Team was activated and NW Nicolai was blocked from NW 25th Place to NW 26th Avenue.

If anyone has information about this crash, police ask you to contact Officer Bill Balzer at Bill.Balzer@portlandoregon.gov. 

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