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Jared Mack Killed in Fiery Accident that USPS Truck Driver Mike Harp Injured in Portland, OR

Portland, OR — Police have identified the truck driver for USPS who was badly burned and injured after Wednesday night’s fiery accident in Portland. They said that Mike Harp, 54, was in serious condition at a hospital after his USPS semi-truck was hit head-on by a van.

A father & son who saw the accident acted as Good Samaritans and pulled Harp from his burning truck, he said.

The accident I’m talking about happened around 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday night (May 20, 2015) along Columbia Blvd in Portland. Mike Harp was driving the USPS semi-truck east along Columbia Blvd when he was hit head-on by 37-year old Jared Mack’s van near 17th Avenue.

Mack was allegedly driving erratically right before the accident, witnesses told police, and he swerved into oncoming traffic, crashing head-on into the USPS semi-truck. The accident caused both vehicles to catch fire.

Jared Mack was killed immediately by the wreck and the Mike Harp was able to be pulled out through the windshield by Jose Hernandez and his son, the passersby who helped.

The cause of the accident isn’t yet clear, but police said they’d look into it some more.

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Map of the Accident

View from the Road

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— Sheila
I'm a former employee. I had brought up this exact scenario and suggested a maintenance procedure that would eliminate the possibility of this type injury. Obviously my warning went unheeded.
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I was actually a couple cars back from this wreck, one of the first on the scene, and helped administer CPR on the victims. The truck driver was going way too fast, but it was actually his trailer that swung around and hit the suv, the semi-truck ended in the median.
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