1 driver dies in 2-vehicle crash in SE Portland

Southeast Foster was closed during the investigation

Ambulances (file)
Ambulances (file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – One person died early Sunday morning in a 2-vehicle crash in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood of Southeast Portland.

The crash shortly before 4 a.m. happened in the area of SE 133rd and Foster. Emergency responders attended to both drivers. John Wesley Ritter, 47, died at the scene. Sean Kyler Olson, 18, was rushed to a Portland hospital and is expected to survive, police said.

Olsen was driving a Kia Sorrento that crossed the centerline and slammed into Ritter’s GMC Jimmy, investigators said. The investigation is ongoing at this writing.

This is the 18th fatal traffic crash in the Portland area in 2016.

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