UPDATE - VICTIM IDENTIFIED: Major Crash Team Investigating Pedestrian Fatality in Southeast Portland

UPDATE - VICTIM IDENTIFIED: Major Crash Team Investigating Pedestrian Fatality in Southeast Portland

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April 16, 2013 19:20


The pedestrian who died on Saturday evening was identified as 62-year-old Brian Francis Kenny, no known address.

No arrests or citations have been issued by investigators and the case will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for consideration.



The driver involved in Saturday evening's pedestrian fatality has been identified as 36-year-old Neftali Cabrera-Escobar.

Investigators determined that Escobar was driving his silver 2002 Chrysler Sebring 4-door westbound on Southeast Division Street when he struck an older adult male who was in a marked crosswalk, crossing from the North side of the street to the South side of the street.

Cabrera remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, including taking a voluntary breath test, which showed .00 Blood Alcohol Content. Cabrera's wife, 30-year-old Aurora Rodriguez-Gonzales, was a passenger in the car and also cooperated with investigators.

Investigators do not believe that vehicle speed was a factor but the vision of the driver may have been affected by the setting sun.

The pedestrian has not yet been identified. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy and work to identify the man and notify next-of-kin.

No arrests or citations have been issued at this time as the investigation continues.

This is the 12th traffic-related fatality in Portland in 2013.



This evening, Saturday April 13, 2013, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a car in the 14200 block of Southeast Division Street.

Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and began treating the pedestrian for injuries but he died at the scene. Investigators have not yet identified the pedestrian, who is an older adult male.

The driver that struck the man, also an adult male, remained at the scene and has cooperated with investigators.

Southeast Division Street, in the area of 142nd Avenue, will remain closed for approximately 1-1.5 hours as the crash scene is processed for evidence.

No further information is anticipated to be released this evening.



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