Pedestrian killed after being struck by car in NE Portland


Michael L. Bute, 34, died at the scene

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car in Northeast Portland early Monday.

According to police, 34-year-old Michael L. Bute was struck near the 10000 block of Northeast 33rd Drive around 1:30 a.m. Based on the initial investigation, police believe the car was heading north when the driver hit the pedestrian, who was in the street.

When first responders arrived, they reportedly found Bute down in the roadway. Bute was declared dead at the scene.

The driver involved remained at the scene and cooperated with the police. No other information is available at this time.

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