CORRECTION: Driver in April 2013 Fatal Crash in Southeast Portland Issued Traffic Citations

CORRECTION: Driver in April 2013 Fatal Crash in Southeast Portland Issued Traffic Citations

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July 15, 2013 13:15


Brian Kenny was 62 at the time of his death, not 61 as previously reported.



36-year-old Neftali Cabrera-Escobar has been issued two traffic citations as a result of an investigation into an April 2013 fatal crash involving a pedestrian.

Cabrera-Escobar was given citations for Oregon Revised Statutes 811.135, Careless Driving Causing Death to a Vulnerable Road User; and, 807.010, No Operators License.

The investigation started on Saturday April 13, 2013, at approximately 7:30 p.m., when 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, 61-year-old Brian Francis Kenny, for traumatic injuries. Kenny died at the scene.

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

Cabrera-Escobar remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, including taking a voluntary breath test, which showed .00 Blood Alcohol Content. Cabrera-Escobar'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 Multnomah County District Attorney's Office reviewed this case and determined that no criminal charges would be filed.

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



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