UPDATE: Pedestrian Who Died in February 5 Crash Identified

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June 17, 2024 09:46


The deceased pedestrian is identified as Ronald J. Gaul, 61. His family has been notified of his death.

The investigation revealed that Gaul was in the southbound lanes of travel when he was struck by a 2018 Kia Sedona driven by a 57-year-old man. Gaul was then struck by a northbound 2021 Hyundai Kona driven by a 29-year-old man. No arrests were made.


***Original Message Below***

February 05, 2024 19:41

Pedestrian Killed in Crash on NE MLK JR. Blvd, Major Crash Team Activated

On Monday, February 5, 2024, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to calls about a person struck by multiple vehicles at the intersection of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Gertz Road.

Officers arrived and found an adult male deceased in the roadway. Both involved drivers remained on scene and are cooperating with police. The Major Crash Team was activated to respond and take over the investigation.

Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard between Northeast Columbia Boulevard and Northeast Marine Drive will be closed for several hours as investigators process the scene and collect evidence.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact investigators via email at crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-29334.

More information will be released when appropriate.



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