CORRECTION: UPDATE #2 - FATALITY: Portland Police Major Crash Team Responding to Report of Child Struck by a Car in Southeast Portland

Portland Police Badge
Portland Police Badge



March 01, 2013 12:25

  

Morgan Cook was 5 years old, not 4 as previously reported.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The child killed in last night's traffic crash has been identified as 4-year-old Morgan Cook. The driver has been identified as 68-year-old Huong Dang Bacon.

Investigators learned that Morgan was crossing from the east side of 136th Avenue to her home on the SW corner of Southeast 136th Avenue and Harold Street when she was struck by the 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara driven by Huong Bacon.

No citations have been issued and the case is still under investigation.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The child struck by a car this evening died enroute to a Portland hospital.

Traffic officers learned that the child, a 4-year-old girl, was across Southeast 136th from her home visiting friends when she ran into the street to go home. A vehicle driving southbound on 136th Avenue, driven by a 69-year-old female, struck the child and immediately stopped.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Investigators believe she was traveling at or below the speed limit. The woman was not impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The names of the deceased child and the driver will be released on Friday.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This evening, Thursday February 28, 2013, at 7:08 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a child struck by a car at Southeast 136th Avenue and Ellis Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the young child suffering from life-threatening injuries. The child has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation. The driver that struck the child has remained at the scene.

Traffic will be blocked in the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Ellis Street as investigators process the crash scene.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

PIO is not responding at this time.

###PPB###

*************


Media Relations:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Peter.Simpson@portlandoregon.gov
Desk: 503-823-0830
Pager: 503-790-1779


Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204