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Maybe the two stolen cars were racing each other near Tenino; anyway, there was a crash

READER PHOTO - After being struck by a stolen car running a stop sign, the victim Subaru Outback rolled on its side. The responsible blue car at left was abandoned by the car thieves, who fled before police arrived.  The drivers of two stolen vehicles were careening through the streets of Sellwood on Thursday afternoon, June 6, when one of them smashed into a Subaru Outback in which a mom was driving her daughter. The Subaru overturned at the intersection of S.E. 15th Avenue and Tenino Street.

Arriving officers from Central Precinct at 6:03 p.m. found two smashed vehicles in the intersection.

"It appears that a stolen vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign, and struck a Subaru Outback, causing the Subaru to roll onto the side," confirmed Portland Police spokesperson Lieutenant Tina Jones. "The suspect [in the crashed stolen car] got into the second stolen vehicle, and made an escape. Officers are attempting to identify the suspects."

The good news is that both the victim driver and her daughter were able to get out of the Subaru and were not injured, Jones said – although they were certainly shaken up by the frightening experience.


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