PORTLAND, Ore. — A driver was killed after hitting a power pole at Northeast 17th and Columbia Boulevard just after 1:30 on Friday morning. The victim is identified as 33-year-old Alex Steckly.
The road was closed from 11th to 21st Avenue for several hours as crews repaired a damaged power pole and cleaned up debris that was scattered across the road.
Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team is investigating. There are no further details at this time.