May 23 2017
PORTLAND, Oregon - This morning around 4 AM, a pedestrian was hit by a driver on Southeast 82nd Avenue, just south of Flavel Street. The driver left the scene.
The pedestrian involved in this crash has died at a Portland hospital.
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 red 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.