Woman dies after car wreck in Northeast Portland

Woman dies after car wreck in Northeast Portland
Photo by John Tierney, KATU.com.

PORTLAND, Ore. - A woman died after a crash in Northeast Portland Wednesday night. Medical personnel were able to initially revive her on the way to the hospital, but she later died.

The crash happened just after 5:30 p.m. at Northeast 24th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, when officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman in the driver seat of a wrecked car.

She appeared to be unconscious and medical personnel tried to revive her with chest compressions, but at some point she was determined to be dead.

Police sent information regarding the crash to the media and stated that the woman involved had died, possibly after suffering some type of medical emergency prior to the crash. However, they later announced that the woman had been revived on the way to the hospital; however, she later died at the hospital.

Sandy Boulevard was immediately shut down at the intersection for the investigation. Police expect the road will be closed for three to five hours to give the Major Crash Team time to process the scene.

Cell Phone Video of the Scene