Man dies after crashing into power pole along MAX line in N. Portland

Man dies after crashing into power pole along MAX line in N. Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – A man died in a single-vehicle crash in North Portland on Sunday morning, police said.

The car crashed into a power pole along the MAX line at N. Interstate Ave. and Tillamook St.

Police on Monday identified the man 30-year-old Lamar Jaray Hart. Investigators said Hart was driving at a high speed when he lost control of his car and crashed into the pole.

Crews had to work quickly to get the car free of the pole before MAX service began.

The medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.