Monday, May 15, 2017

UPDATE - Pedestrian Struck and Killed on NE MLK - Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 15th, 2017 9:45 AM
The person killed on Friday afternoon has been identified as 49-year-old Toby Gene Holtrop, no fixed address.

Traffic investigators learned that 27-year-old Justen Wayne Ashworth Fivecoats was driving northbound on MLK in a 2002 Dodge Durango when he struck Holtrop as Holtrop was attempting to cross MLK from east to west near Delta Park. Holtrop was pushing a trailer full of empty cans and miscellaneous items and pulling a cart with additional items when he was struck by the vehicle.

Ashworth Fivecoats did not show signs of impairment and was released from the scene pending further investigation.

Once Traffic investigators complete their investigation, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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.

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On Friday May 12, 2017, at 4:29 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report that a driver struck a pedestrian on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, between Union Court and Marine Drive.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male pedestrian who was suffering from traumatic injuries. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment but did not survive.

The involved driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Northeast MLK Jr. Boulevard will be closed in both directions, between Marine Drive and Union Court, for several hours due to the crash investigation. Drivers seeking to access I-5 should seek alternate access points to the south, or from Marine Drive only.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to investigate.

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