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St. Helens man killed in car crash Sunday morning

A 27-year-old St. Helens man was killed Sunday morning shortly after 1 a.m. after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in the north Portland area.

On Sunday, Nov. 1, the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct responded to a 1:01 a.m. report of a single-vehicle crash into a power pole at North Lombard Street and Peninsular Avenue, according to a press release from the agency.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers found Matthew Tyler Freeman, a 21-year-old Portland resident, still inside a crashed 1999 Ford Explorer.

Nicholas Horsey, 27, of St. Helens was found dead nearby on the roadway in the westbound lanes of the intersection.

According to witnesses, Freeman was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Lombard Street prior to striking Horsey and crashing his vehicle, the press release states.

Horsey was struck one block east of where Freeman had crashed into the power pole, according to the release.

Officers also reported that Freeman showed signs of impairment.

Freeman was arrested on charges of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was booked into Multnomah County Jail and was scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Nov. 2.