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North Precinct responds to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and car
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
Published on Sunday March 20, 2016    7:11 AM     
 
Portland Police Report:

This investigation continues and the initial results indicate that a 58-year-old male pedestrian was crossing N.E. Cully Blvd. from the south side of N.E. Mason street when a 2012 Honda Insight, headed southbound on Cully, struck him. The crash was fatal.

Investigators have arrested the driver, 29-year-old William Hurst, on Reckless Driving, DUII and Manslaughter II. He has been lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. This is the second fatal crash involving intoxicated drivers and vulnerable road users this weekend. An third crash on the 18th, while intoxication has not yet been determined to be a factor, caused life-threatening injuries to yet another vulnerable road user.

The PPB expresses its sincerest sympathy's to all those impacted by these preventable tragedies. We would like to remind the public of the dangers of driving while under the influence of intoxicants and also ask all drivers to be aware of vulnerable road users such as bicyclists and pedestrians.

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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Tonight March 19, 2016 at 11:09 p.m., North Precinct officers received a call that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian in the area of N.E. Cully Blvd. and N.E. Mason St. Officers responded and learned that the pedestrian had suffered fatal injuries.

Officers have begun an investigation and the Major Crash Team has responded. The driver of the vehicle is at the scene. This investigation is ongoing and updates will follow when more information becomes available. Traffic will be impacted in this area.

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.