Portland Police Continuing to Investigate Downtown Crash Involving a Pedestrian and a Vehicle

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July 01, 2012 12:10


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On Thursday June 28, 2012, at 11:52 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct and the Traffic Division responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the area of West Burnside Street and 2nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian, 23-year-old Cody Riley, suffering from critical, life-threatening injuries. Mr. Riley was transported to a Portland area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The driver that his Mr. Riley remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Investigators learned that 47-year-old Spencer Adam Sutton of Northeast Portland was driving eastbound on West Burnside Street when Mr. Riley stepped out into traffic on 2nd Avenue and was struck by Mr. Sutton's 1996 Ford Bronco.

Mr. Sutton remained at the scene and did not appear to be under the influence of any intoxicants. Investigators interviewed witnesses at the scene that confirmed that Mr. Riley attempted to cross Burnside against traffic. Investigators learned that Mr. Riley was significantly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

No arrests or citations have been issued in this case which is still under investigation.


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