November 17 2017
PORTLAND, Oregon - A pedestrian crossing Highway 99W at SW Fischer Road was struck by a vehicle and died at the scene. Sheriff's Deputies are continuing their attempts to identify the man.
On November 4, 2017, at 7:42 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian at Hwy 99W at SW Fischer Road in the Community of King City.
During the initial investigation, deputies learned that a pedestrian crossing Hwy 99W was struck by a GMC pickup traveling northbound. It was reported that a man ran across Hwy 99W while northbound traffic on Hwy 99W had a green light. One vehicle braked heavily and was able to avoid striking the man but as the man ran across the next travel lane, he was struck by the pickup.
Bystanders performed CPR on the man, who was later pronounced deceased at the scene. The man had no type of identification. Deputies have been attempting to identify the man with no success thus far.
The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. Life Flight responded to the scene but the man died prior to being transported to the hospital. The man is described as having light colored skin, about 30 years old, 5'6" tall, 150 pounds, with red hair and beard.
Members of the inter-agency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded and are conducting a thorough investigation. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Metro West Ambulance responded to the crash. The investigation is in its initial stages, but impairment and speed are not believed to be contributing factors.
Sheriff's Deputies are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the man. Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call 503-629-0111.