PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two people were killed and 2 others suffered injuries in a crash involving a woman impaired by alcohol and a woman with a suspended license, police said.
The 2-car crash happened on N Columbia Boulevard Wednesday night around 10:45 p.m.
A North Precinct officer who was on patrol found the wreckage, and due to the severity of the crash, additional officers and medical personnel were called in.
Investigators said 29-year-old Amanda Erickson was driving a silver Mercedes westbound on Columbia Boulevard and initiated a left turn across the eastbound lanes of traffic. Lyabov Prokhorova, 19, was driving a gray BMW eastbound on Columbia at the time Erickson turned across the lanes of traffic. Prokhorova then collided with the passenger side of the Mercedes.
In the Mercedes were 2 passengers who were killed in the crash, 22-year-old Brandon Levison and 23-year-old Donell Wilkins.
Erickson was taken to a local hospital where she is currently being treated for serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Prokhorova was also taken to a hospital as a precaution.
According to investigators, Erickson was impaired by alcohol while Prokhorova was driving with a suspended license.
Both vehicles were towed as evidence.
At this time, there have been no arrests or citations as the investigation continues.