Teen dies in Clackamas County crash that injured 4


No names have been released at this time

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 16-year-old passenger died and the 16-year-old driver suffered traumatic injuries in a crash that also injured 3 other people in Clackamas County Sunday night.

The crash on SW Stafford Road at SW Newland Road happened around 9:45 p.m., authorities said Monday afternoon.

Investigators said Christian James Mei was driving a 2001 Acura when it left the road to the right, then over-corrected, crossed the center line and slammed into a 2019 Audi SUV. The Audi slammed into the passenger side of the Acura, killing the passenger––Nicholas Colsell King of Lake Oswego–– despite the efforts of first responders.

The Acura’s driver was at fault, officials said, and may have possessed some drugs. The Oregon State Police Crime Lab is doing analysis of the substance submitted.

Three people in the Audi were also taken to the hospital, including 2 by ambulance.

The investigation is active. Deputies said Mei is expected to face a charge of first-degree manslaughter.

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