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May 05, 2002 00:00


On May 5, 2002, at 2:39 a.m., Portland Police Officers responded to a fatal accident in the 5500 block of Southeast Foster Road. The deceased has been identified as 36-year-old Michael Howard Forsman of Southeast Portland. Investigators believe, during the fight, Forsman was assaulted and knocked down on to Southeast Foster Road. After Forsman fell into the roadway, 34-year-old Richard Allen Haggard, who was driving westbound on Southeast Foster Road, hit Forsman’s body. Forsman died at the scene.

During the subsequent investigation, Haggard was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and booked into the Justice Center Jail. A photograph of Haggard is available via e-mail from the Portland Police Bureau Identification Division at (503) 823-0382.

Homicide investigators are attempting to contact witnesses who may have seen the fight prior to the traffic accident. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Steve Ober at (503) 823-4033.

This investigation is continuing.


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