Passenger dies in crash of stolen car; driver arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 26-year-old driver was arrested after a crash in Portland that killed a passenger in the car.

KOIN-television reports the driver was held on suspicion of driving under the influence, reckless driving, manslaughter and failure to perform duties of a driver.

Police in Portland say an officer at around 11 p.m. Saturday attempted a traffic stop near southeast 124th Avenue. The car did not stop and the officer did not pursue it.

The car crashed into a pole at 122nd Avenue and Division Street. Arriving officers determined a passenger in the car had died.

Police say the driver fled but was found within a block.

The car had been reported stolen.