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Fatal crash temporarily shuts down Barbur Boulevard

Fatal crash temporarily shuts down Barbur Boulevard

PORTLAND, Ore. – A fatal accident early Tuesday morning shut down S.W. Barbur Blvd.

The single-car crash happened around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection with S.W. 30th.

Traffic was closed for several hours in both directions before the car was towed away around 6 a.m. Crews then re-opened every lane except the right-hand northbound lane, and eventually got all lanes open in time for the heaviest part of the morning commute.

The victim was identified as 27-year-old Quinn Stephen Sivage. He was driving a 2012 Toyota Prius.

Witnesses said sparks were flying as the car traveled between 80 and 100 mph, swerving and hitting the curb before it finally ran into a raised median, went across the northbound lane, through a bus shelter and eventually into an SUV and a U-Haul parked in the lot of a transmission shop.

Police said the driver was dead when they arrived, and they didnt' know if alcohol or drugs were involved. Nobody else was hurt.

Portland Fire and Rescue responds to hazmat emergency at USPS