Pedestrian struck and killed in hit and run in Portland

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PORTLAND, OR – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver who left the scene of the crash in Southeast Portland.

On Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 7:04p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash at Southeast 160th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. When they arrived they found a person deceased in the roadway. Witnesses said the person was struck by a vehicle, then the driver left the scene. Officers were not immediately able to locate the suspect or suspect vehicle.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team responded and is investigating. During the investigation Southeast Powell Boulevard is closed between Southeast 160th Avenue and Southeast 162nd Avenue. If anyone has information about the incident, please contact, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-20716, or call (503)823-2103.

This is the 8th fatal crash of 2022 in the City of Portland, and the 2nd in less than 48 hours.

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