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Clackamas County Sheriff's Investigate Fatal Crash Friday Evening On SE Strawberry Lane
(MILWAUKIE, Ore.) - A crash involving three teenagers in a late model Mercedes Benz over the weekend claimed the life of one young female passenger, who died after the vehicle struck a telephone pole during the high speed crash.
Detective Jim Strovink, Public Information Officer with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, says two other teens inside the car were transported from the scene with non-life threatening injuries.
Strovink says Friday at 9:54 p.m., the automobile with three teenagers is reported to have been traveling at a high rate of speed, when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a power pole, killing the young female passenger in the rear passenger seat.
This fatal crashed occurred in front of the address of 7711 SE Strawberry Lane, in Milwaukie.
Deputies responded to the crash scene to investigate. In addition, Clackamas Fire District #1 also responded to the crash to render aid to the occupants of this crashed vehicle.
Strovink says upon arrival to the crash site, it was discovered that a power pole situated on the north side of Strawberry Lane, in front of the address of 7711 SE Strawberry Lane, had been struck and severed at the base of this pole by the involved automobile.
"As a result, a power and phone outage was experienced east of the crash site in this residential neighborhood," Strovink said.
"Rescue crew personnel immediately attended to the occupants and determined the rear seat passenger was dead and Life Flight was canceled."
The deceased female discovered in the rear passenger seat is identified as 16-year old Alexis Carolyn Spencer of Milwaukie.
"The additional front seat passenger was transported from the scene by an American Medical Response Ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital, in Portland. This male passenger is reported to have been suffering from non-life threatening injuries," Strovink said.
"The driver of this crashed automobile was also transported from the scene with non life threatening injuries to Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital, in Portland."
A Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy accompanied this injured driver to the hospital as the fatal crash investigation was initiated.
The driver is identified as 19-year old Richard James Doyle of Happy Valley.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office investigators on scene report that criminal charges are pending concerning this crash and Richard Doyle, as the identified driver.
The Crash Reconstruction and Forensic Technicians (CRAFT), representing the Clackamas County Sheriff' Office were summoned to the scene to apply their crash scene expertise to this ongoing criminal investigation, Stroviknk said.
"Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Patrol Investigators report both speed and alcohol are considered contributing factors to this fatal crash.
Seat belt usage, or seat belt compliance by the occupants of this vehicle at the time of the crash remains under investigation."
He says the automobile involved in this crash is a black 2006 Mercedes 550 Sedan.
This vehicle has been transported from the scene and is retained by CRAFT investigators for an anticipated forensic examination.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office investigators remained on scene investigating until 5:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2009.
Only Portland General Electric crews remained in the area attending to the resulting power outage in the area.
This fatal crash investigation continues and is to be conducted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office urges anyone with information concerning this crime to the contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
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