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One dead, 3 injured in North Portland truck crash

One dead, 3 injured in North Portland truck crash
Police said four men were in this truck when it crash into a pole on N. Columbia Boulevard Wednesday morning. (KATU Photo)
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PORTLAND, Ore. – One man died and three others were taken to a hospital after a crash in North Portland Wednesday morning.

It happened at 6:30 a.m. at N. Argyle Way and Columbia Boulevard.

According to Portland Fire Bureau spokesman Damon Simmons, four men were in the pickup truck when it crashed into a pole. One man in the back seat died at the scene.

Two men were taken to a hospital with traumatic injuries, according to police. Firefighters had to cut the truck to remove one of the survivors.

The fourth was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

It’s unclear what caused the crash.

The intersection of N. Columbia and Argyle is expected to be closed for several hours.

This story will be updated with more information as we learn it.

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