One dead after hit-and-run in SE Portland


Police later identified the victim as 23-year-old Austin Boyd

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One person was killed in a hit-and-run early Saturday morning in Southeast Portland, police said.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, officers responded to reports of someone laying down near the intersection of SE Cesar E Chavez Boulevard and Clinton Street. When police arrived with medical personnel, they determined the person was dead. Police later identified the victim as 23-year-old Austin Boyd.

Investigators with the PPB Major Crash Team said they believe Boyd was a pedestrian in or near a crosswalk at the time of the crash.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white or light-colored 1993-1997 Honda Passport or Isuzu Rodeo that may have damage to the front passenger side, including a shattered turn signal indicator beneath the bumper.

SE Cesar E Chavez Boulevard was blocked for three hours while police investigated.

Anyone with information can contact the Traffic Investigation Unit at 503.823.2103.

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