Passengers killed, drivers survive N Columbia crash

The crash happened near N Swift Court around 10:45 p.m.

Two people were killed and 2 others suffered traumatic injuries in a crash on N Columbia Boulevard Wednesday night, June 28 2017. (KOIN)
Two people were killed and 2 others suffered traumatic injuries in a crash on N Columbia Boulevard Wednesday night, June 28 2017. (KOIN)

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.