UPDATE: Pedestrian Hit by a Vehicle in North Portland Dies - Major Crash Team Investigating

UPDATE: Pedestrian Hit by a Vehicle in North Portland Dies - Major Crash Team Investigating

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May 05, 2014 10:10


The man killed on Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle has been identified as 43-year-old James Earl Hunter of North Portland.

The driver, 39-year-old Michelle Kidby, was cooperative and was not impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. Her vehicle, a 2010 Honda Civic 4-door suffered very little damage in the crash.

No citations have been issued in this case which remains under investigation.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has submitted blood samples from Mr. Hunter for toxicology and results are expected in a few weeks time.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Officer Peter Kurronen at (503) 823-2208 or peter.kurronen@portlandoregon.gov.



This morning, Sunday May 4, 2014, at 4:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a naked man running in traffic near North Columbia Boulevard and Portsmouth Avenue.

As officers were en route to the call, a second report came in that the naked man was doing push-ups in the roadway then a third report stated that he'd been struck by a vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male, who was deceased. The driver that struck the man remained at the scene and was cooperative. The driver was not impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The Major Crash Team responded and investigators learned that the driver struck the pedestrian in the roadway while traveling westbound on Columbia Boulevard.

The roadway was closed for several hours during the investigation but is not open to all traffic.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy, including toxicology, to determine the pedestrian's cause of death.

No names will be released until Monday and there is no additional information to release at this time.



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