Woman dies in single-car accident
A 55-year-old woman from Sandy died in a single-car accident on Marine Drive on Monday evening.
Mary Augustine Yakutis-Suit was declared deceased at the scene.
According to police, at 7:52 p.m. on Monday, Dec, 16, North Precinct officers responded to the report of a vehicle that went over the embankment on Northeast Marine Drive near 142nd Avenue.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the vehicle and the driver, later identified as Yakutis-Suit, who'd been ejected from the vehicle. Medical personnel responded and determined the driver was deceased.
Preliminary information indicates that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Marine Drive and left the roadway in the 14600 block and rolled down the embankment towards the Columbia River.
Investigators are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash and do not know if speed, impairment or distraction were factors in the crash.
Portland Fire & Rescue and Port of Portland Police personnel are assisting with the investigation.
This is Portland's 33rd traffic fatality of 2013.