PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Police Bureau has identified the man killed in a crash in which a car drove over an embankment in South Portland last weekend.
Officers responded to a crash near SW Barbur Boulevard and SW Hooker Street shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Sunday February 28. First responders said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man was identified as 22-year-old Jose Ignacio Contreras of Salem on Wednesday.
According to PPB, Contreras was driving northbound on SW Barbur Boulevard near Duniway Park when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
Investigators said speed may have been a factor in this crash.
This is the 12th fatal crash in Portland in 2021, according to PPB.