UPDATE #2: Crash Leaves Pedestrian Fatally Injured on Northeast Portland Highway was Hit and Run

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September 18, 2019 06:01


The investigation continues into this fatal hit and run crash.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Cristian Drae Lennon of Portland.

Officers are looking for a 1996-1998 red or maroon Chevy Blazer. This suspect vehicle should have front end damage.

Investigators want to hear from anyone who has information about this crash but has not yet been contacted by police. If you are a person with knowledge of this incident, please contact the Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.


The Major Crash Team (MCT) has determined that the driver of the suspect vehicle left the scene of the crash, failing to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run). Police are still looking for the suspect and suspect vehicle.

Investigators are following up on leads and no description of the suspect vehicle is being released at this time. However, investigators are hoping to hear from anyone who has information about this crash and has not yet been contacted by police. Please contact the lead investigator Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 19-319949.

The victim's identity will be released after it is confirmed and family has been notified.

This is the 48th MCT activation and 41st fatality of 2019.


A pedestrian has been fatally injured in the Cully neighborhood after being struck by a vehicle.

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 8:05p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a pedestrian involved crash on Northeast Portland Highway at Northeast 45th Avenue. When they arrived they found the pedestrian lying the road unconscious. Medical arrived and determined that the person had died.

The Major Crash Team is responding to assume the investigation. Information about the vehicle involved is not being released.

Northeast Portland Highway is closed between Northeast 45th Avenue and Northeast 55th Avenue to all traffic. It will likely remain closed for several hours during the investigation.

More information will be released when appropriate to the investigation.



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