Crash knocks out power for 2,000, damages newly purchased Corvette

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: May 22, 2013, 12:59 a.m.

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Please refer to Clackamas County Case #2013-15501

At around 9:09 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a crash SE Bakers Ferry Rd and Hwy. 224 in Boring. A 1989 Chevrolet Corvette had crashed into a power pole.

Boring Fire, AMR, and PGE crews responded to the scene -- and at this writing are currently working to restore power and rescue the driver. The crash left more than 2,000 customers in the area without power.

The driver -- who had just purchased the Corvette earlier that day -- lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, striking a power pole.

The fallen power lines prevented the driver from being extracted from the vehicle for more than one hour until PGE crews could assure his safety.

The driver -- Ethan Cross, 42, from Battle Ground, Washington -- was not injured as a result of the crash. Mr. Cross was cited and released for Reckless Driving.

Speed and acceleration appear to have been factors in the crash. The crash investigation is ongoing.

Please refer to Clackamas County Case #2013-15501



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Contact Info:
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Bryon O'Neil
Acting PIO

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