Portland recently lost an important figure in their local business arena. John Zupan, the founder of three grocery stores called Zupan’s Market, died due to a motorcycle crash that occurred on the evening of August 29. According to The Columbian, 66-year-old Zupan rode his motorcycle on Northeast Marine Drive when a Honda Civic crossed the centerline and struck the bike head on. Witnesses say that the car driver sped, drove erratically and passed other vehicles before the motorcycle accident, after which the driver fled on foot.
Police captured Edy Reynoso-Ramirez, the driver of the Honda, and he is currently at a detention center for second-degree assault, driving under the influence, reckless driving and hit-and-run driving. The bail on the charges would be $262,500, but police in Portland are holding him without bail as a suspected illegal immigrant.
Zupan’s Markets plan to open a fourth store soon, and John Zupan’s son continues to run the operations of the family business. Portland will surely mourn the loss of a man who began supporting local farmers and other local business owners through his markets over 30 years ago.
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