PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A person on I-5 just south of the Interstate Bridge was hit and killed by a driver Monday evening, Portland police said.
The crash was reported at 8:19 p.m. By the time officers arrived, the pedestrian died.
Officials initially reported the driver involved in the crash stayed at the scene — however, the Portland Police Bureau later learned that driver was not involved in the collision and this deadly incident was in fact, a hit-and-run.
The suspect reportedly fled from the scene before officers arrived.
So far in 2022, there have been 10 traffic fatalities in Portland. Six have involved pedestrians.
PPB’s Major Crash Team is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Traffic Investigations Unit at 503.823.2103 or by email: email@example.com The case number is 22-29269.