On Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 2:52a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash on Southeast 82nd Avenue just south of Southeast Foster Road. They arrived and found two damaged vehicles at Southeast Ellis Street. At least one occupant was pinned in a vehicle. Portland Fire & Rescue and AMR responded. The pinned occupant was extricated from the vehicle. Three patients were transported to the hospital for their injuries. They were conscious and talking at the scene and their injuries were believed to be non-life threatening.
Officers conducted a crash investigation and Southeast 82nd Avenue was closed for about 40 minutes, reopening at 3:41a.m. While following up on the crash at the hospital several hours later, officers were advised one of the occupants condition had deteriorated and the patient's injuries were life threatening. The Portland Police Major Crash Team was consulted and the investigation is ongoing. More information will be released when appropriate.