UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal Traffic Crash-Suspect Still Outstanding (Photo)

March 21, 2019 15:35

  

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim who was struck in the fatal hit and run crash on March 19th as 85 year-old Ortrud F. Vatheuer, a Portland resident. Her family has been notified.(Photo)

Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division investigators are still seeking information about the identity of the involved driver and suspect vehicle involved in the incident. Anyone with tips, can contact the Traffic Division at (503) 823-2103.

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PPB's Major Crash Team Responding to Hit and Run Traffic Fatality-Pedestrian Killed
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 6:59 A.M., Central Precinct Officers responded to reports of a pedestrian struck at Southwest Carson Street and Southwest 45th Avenue.

The pedestrian, who was struck was pronounced deceased after life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. The pedestrian is an adult female.

The vehicle believed to be involved was described as a red or burgundy older van. It was last seen Northbound on 45th Avenue after the crash.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was activated to investigate the crash. 45th Avenue from Garden Home to Carson Street is closed completely and is expected to remain so for 4-6 hours while this incident is investigated.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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Portland, OR 97204

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