Police: Driver flees after hitting, killing pedestrian in downtown Portland


Portland Police say a person was struck and killed in downtown Portland Friday night.

Police were called to SW First Avenue and Clay Street around 7 p.m. Officers on scene said they were investigating a fatal hit-and-run.

There's no word yet on who the victim is or what exactly led up to the accident.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to assist with the investigation.

Police closed multiple blocks of downtown Portland for about two hours Friday night, while the investigation was underway.

Anyone who was in the area of Southwest 1st Ave and Southwest Clay Street and has information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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