PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A pedestrian died after being struck by an on-duty Washington County deputy on Thursday morning.
Officials say the crash occurred shortly before 2 a.m. at Southwest Murray Boulevard and Southwest Bowerman Drive, near the Nike World Headquarters. An on-duty Washington County Sheriff’s deputy was reportedly heading south in their patrol car on SW Murray Boulevard when they struck a pedestrian near the intersection.
Although the deputy, responding officers and paramedics all attempted life-saving measures — the pedestrian died at the scene. The Beaverton Police Department identified the person as 24-year-old Oliver Sevin Frazier-Savoy of Beaverton.
According to Beaverton Police, speed is not believed to have been a factor. Their initial investigation, led by the Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Team, determined the deputy had been going through a green light with the collision occurred.
However, per standard procedure, the deputy is now on administrative leave pending the results of the crash and an internal investigation.
Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty expressed her condolences in an emailed statement.
“My heart is heavy for Oliver’s family and friends,” she said. “While I did not know Oliver personally, I expect the impact of losing him to be felt by many in our community. As a parent, I can say with certainty that this is every parent’s worst nightmare. To Oliver’s family and friends, I want to express my deepest condolences and offer my support. Please reach out if I can help in any way.”