UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in Crash on SE Powell Blvd Identified

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January 28, 2023 16:46


The pedestrian who died is identified as John P. Czarobski, 59, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the involved vehicle was a 2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV westbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard operated by an adult male driver. The driver cooperated with the investigation and showed no sign of impairment. No arrests were made or citations issued.

This is the 5th traffic fatality of 2023 in Portland and the 3rd involving a pedestrian.


***Original Message Below***

Pedestrian fatality activates Major Crash Team on SE Powell Blvd

January 24, 2023 23:51

On January 24, 2023 at 10:13p.m. officers from the East Precinct responded to a report of a pedestrian struck on Southeast Powell Boulevard at Southwest Foster Road. Despite emergency medical care, the pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.

Investigators from the Major Crash Team responded to begin processing the scene.

Southeast Powell Boulevard will be closed for several hours between Southeast 49th Avenue and Southeast 51st Avenue while evidence is collected.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-22696.



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