One man killed, five others hurt after car crashes into utility pole
PORTLAND, Ore. - A man was killed and five other people were taken to the hospital after a car ran into a utility pole on Sunday morning.
The driver was "well over the legal limit of intoxicants", according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
The crash happened just before 6 a.m. at 3511 N.E. 102nd Ave.
Investigators said the driver lost control of the car and the rear passenger door collided with the utility pole. The impact killed the right rear passenger and threw a second person from the vehicle, according to sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Derrick Peterson.
Police haven't released the names of any of the people in the car.
The deceased and injured passengers were not wearing seat belts, Peterson said in a news release.
One person who was in the car left the scene before police arrived.
The driver, whose name has not been released, faces charges of DUII manslaughter, assault and hit-and-run. He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, the sheriff's office said.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.