UPDATE: Portland Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck by Car in North Portland

UPDATE: Portland Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck by Car in North Portland

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December 30, 2011 09:55


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The pedestrian hit by a car last night at North Lombard Street and Ida Avenue has been identified as 20-year-old Erica Knoy. Knoy remains in critical condition at an area hospital.

Investigators determined that Knoy and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Shawn Miller, were at a party earlier in the evening and had consumed alcohol. After the party they went to McDonalds at North Lombard and Ida to purchase some food. After getting their food, they walked to a nearby bus shelter to wait for the bus.

Knoy, who was wearing dark clothing, walked out into the street to check for the bus when she was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on North Lombard Street. The driver, 24-year-old DeShawn Redeau, stopped and cooperated with investigators. Redeau did not appear to be driving impaired and was evaluated by Traffic Investigators. By coincidence, Redeau had earlier been at the same party as Knoy and Miller.

Miller, Knoy's boyfriend, fled the scene prior to police arrival but was located a short time later. Miller told police that he had a no-contact order with Knoy and was not allowed to be around her. Miller provided a full statement to police prior to being booked into jail for the no-contact order, which is a mandatory arrest.

The investigation is ongoing. The driver, Redau, was not cited.

Anyone with additional information about this crash is encouraged to contact Officer Chris Johnson at (503) 823-2213, or chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov.



This evening, Thursday December 29, 2011, at 8:17 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a car at North Lombard Street and Ida Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a young adult female down in the street suffering from serious injuries. She has been transported to an area hospital with traumatic injuries.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding and will investigate the circumstances of the incident.

Traffic in all directions is closed as investigators process the crash scene.

Additional details will be released as they become available.


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