UPDATE #2: Portland Police Investigating a Southeast Portland Crash - Pedestrian Struck by a Vehicle

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July 05, 2012 13:10


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The man killed after being hit by a car on Southeast 82nd Avenue has been identified as 70-year-old George Wang of Southeast Portland.

The investigation is continuing and no arrests or citations have been made in this case.



The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Major Crash team is continuing to investigate last night's crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle in Southeast Portland.

The pedestrian, a 70-year-old male, died at the hospital of his injuries. His name will be released after his family has been notified.

The driver, 25-year-old Spencer Lynn Snow, stopped and remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Snow did not exhibit any signs of intoxication and consented to a breath test, which was .00 BAC.

Investigators learned that Snow was driving northbound on 82nd Avenue when he struck the victim, who crossed the street from the westside, not in a crosswalk. It is not known if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the pedestrian.

The investigation is continuing and no charges have been issued at this time.



This evening, Monday July 2, 2012, at 9:09 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct and the Traffic Division responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Southeast 82nd Avenue near Insley Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male victim suffering from serious injuries. He has been transported to an area hospital and his current condition is not known.

The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Traffic investigators are in the early stages of gathering information and no determination of what led up to the crash has been made at this time.

The northbound lanes of Southeast 82nd Avenue from Foster Road to Raymond Street will be closed for some time as investigators process the crash scene.


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