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Cyclist killed in Portland crash; driver arrested

Accused of drunken driving

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A cyclist who was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday has been identified as the driver faces manslaughter and drunken driving charges.
 
The Portland Police Bureau says 32-year-old Lance T. Hart died before emergency responders arrived at the scene around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
 
Police say investigators believe 21-year-old Nicholas P. Martinez was under the influence of alcohol when he drove into Hart. Police say Martinez cooperated at the scene and was arrested on charges of second-degree manslaughter, reckless driving and DUII.
 
It wasn't immediately known if Martinez has a lawyer.
 
Police say this was the city's 27th traffic-related death of 2019.


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