HELVETIA, Ore. – A Portland man died after he was thrown from his car during a rollover crash in Washington County on Wednesday night.
The crash occurred near the community of Helvetia.
Christopher Smith, 46, was driving a Nissan 350Z convertible at a high speed on Northwest Phillips Road when he struck a ditch, according to Washington County Sgt. Bob Ray.
The car rolled several times and Smith was thrown from the vehicle. He died at the scene.
Investigators believe speeded contributed to the crash, which occurred sometime before midnight.