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Driver dies in early morning crash

A 29-year-old man died early Monday morning when a 2003 Saturn Vue crashed into a utility pole at Southeast 118th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

Portland police have not released the man’s name.

Police said the crash happened at about 12:35 a.m. Oct. 17. Major Crash Team investigators said the Vue was speeding eastbound on Holgate Boulevard when the vehicle left its lane and hit a parked 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe, which caused the Vue to spin and crash into a pole and large boulder. The vehicle was wrapped around the pole when East Precinct officers arrived.

It was the 34th traffic fatality in the city this year.