One Killed, One Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on NE Columbia in Portland, OR
Portland, OR -- December 7, 2022, one person was killed and one person was injured following a semi-truck accident on NE Columbia Boulevard.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 5:00 p.m. in the Sunderland area off the corner of Northeast Columbia Boulevard and Northeast 33rd Drive.
Right now, exact details remain unclear. Officials said only that three passenger vehicles and a semi-truck collided along Columbia. One person died as a result of the crash while another was said to have serious injuries. It's unclear if anyone else was injured.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Fatal Semi-Truck Accident on NE Columbia in Portland
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