UPDATE: Pedestrian in Deadly Crash Identified

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December 17, 2020 13:00


The pedestrian who passed away due to injuries in last evening's deadly crash has been identified as 66-year-old Clayton Chamberlin. His next of kin has been notified of his death.


On December 16, 2020, at approximately 8:33 p.m., Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to an injury accident in the 3000 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard. As officers arrived on scene, it appeared a single vehicle had struck a pedestrian. Medical personnel was called to the scene and began attempting lifesaving measures on the pedestrian. The pedestrian was rushed to an area hospital but later succumbed to their injuries.

Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. It was determined the vehicle had been traveling southbound on Southwest Barbur Boulevard and had a green signal. The pedestrian, an older individual in a wheelchair, was crossing Southwest Barbur Boulevard on the east side of Southwest 30th Avenue, in the crosswalk, but against the crossing signal. The pedestrian was struck and landed on the west side of the intersection in the opposite crosswalk. The vehicle stopped and the driver was cooperative with the investigation and showed no signs of impairment. The driver was, however, suspended at the violation level. The driver had a passenger in the car, however, they did not witness the collision.

The pedestrian had no identification on them and has not been identified at this time. As their identity is learned, their next of kin will be notified, and an update with their identity will be made available if appropriate for the investigation.

The preliminary investigation indicates the pedestrian was at fault in this collision, but the investigation is on-going.

Officer Garrett Dow of the MCT is the lead investigator of this fatal crash. If anyone has information related to this incident, please contact Officer Dow at Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5070.

This is the 51st MCT callout of 2020 and the 56th fatality on Portland roadways for 2020.



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