UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to a Fatal Pedestrian Crash on I-5 Southbound at Rose Quarter

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November 15, 2013 14:25


The man killed in Tuesday morning's crash on I-5 at the Rose Quarter has been identified as 49-year-old Richard Carl Rode. Rode was listed as homeless at the time of his death.

Investigators determined that Rode was walking across the freeway when struck by a 1997 Toyota Camry driven by 32-year-old Amanda Gettmann.

Rode died at the scene. Gettmann remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. She was not impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results on Rode, which may take several weeks.

No citations have been issued in this case and when the investigation is complete it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.



On Tuesday November 12, 2013, at 11:58 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck on I-5 southbound at the Rose Quarter.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the driver of the southbound vehicle that struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian, a male adult, was deceased at the scene. The driver is cooperating with the investigation.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to conduct an investigation.

I-5 southbound is closed at the Rose Quarter and is expected to remain so for a few hours. Alternate routes include I-405 and I-205.

No additional information is expected until at least mid-morning on Wednesday.



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