Friday, May 5, 2017

UPDATE #2 - Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate Hit and Run to Pedestrian - Fatal Injuries

UPDATE #2 - MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDING TO INVESTIGATE HIT AND RUN TO PEDESTRIAN - FATAL INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 5th, 2017 9:56 AM
Traffic officers are continuing to investigate this morning's fatal hit and run crash on Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Based on information learned at the scene, officers are looking for a smaller gray or dark gray sedan, not a red sedan as initially believed. Witnesses described a red pick-up truck that was following behind the suspect vehicle, the driver being a potential witness.

Officers will be reviewing area surveillance video as part of this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213, chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

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The pedestrian involved in this crash has died at a Portland hospital.

This case remains under investigation.

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On Friday May 5, 2017, at 4:33 a.m., East Precinct responded to the report that a pedestrian was hit by a driver on Southeast 82nd Avenue, just south of Flavel Street and that the involved driver left the scene.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and found a male suffering from traumatic injuries lying on the sidewalk. The victim has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect driver was in a small gray or dark gray sedan and continued to drive southbound on 82nd Avenue after striking the pedestrian.

Southeast 82nd Avenue is closed in both directions from Flavel to Malden Streets.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Anyone with information about the suspect driver or vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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