1 pedestrian killed, another critically injured in N Portland crash

Crashes

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Officials say a driver struck two pedestrians — killing one of them and seriously injuring the other — in North Portland early Friday morning.

The crash occurred on North Going Street near North Interstate Avenue just before 4:30 a.m. Portland police say once officers arrived at the scene, they found one man critically injured and a deceased woman in the road.

The woman was later publicly identified as Laurie D. Lawyer, 56, of Portland.

The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was rushed to a nearby hospital with what are believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Investigators said it appeared the man and woman were in the road picking up something that fell out of the back of their pickup. Limited visibility may have led to the crash.

Officials say the driver involved remained at the scene. The Portland Police Major Crash Team will continue the investigation.

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