Man dies after driver hits wheelchair in SW Portland


Crash happened near the intersection of SW Barbur and SW 30th Ave

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man in a wheelchair was hit and killed Wednesday night in Southwest Portland, police said.

Officers responded to the crash at about 8:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of SW Barbur. The Major Crash Team found the driver had been traveling south on SW Barbur and had a green signal when they struck the man in the wheelchair, who was crossing SW Barbur on the eastside of SW 30th Avenue. Police said the victim didn’t have the crossing signal and it appeared that he was at fault.

The man was rushed to a hospital where he died. He was later identified as 66-year-old Clayton Chamberlin.

The driver stayed at the scene and was cooperative, police said. Impairment did not appear to be a factor in the crash but the driver was suspended at the violation level. There was also a passenger in the vehicle who did not witness the collision.

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