PORTLAND, OR — A man died early Wednesday morning after being struck by a vehicle in north Portland’s Eliot neighborhood, according to KATU2.
Portland Police responded to the scene at the intersection of North Interstate Avenue and Russell Street shortly before 5:00 a.m., after receiving reports of a person lying in the roadway.
Details remain limited at this time, but authorities confirmed the male pedestrian died from his injuries at the scene after an apparent hit-and-run collision.
All southbound lanes between Russell Street and Greely Avenue were shut down during the emergency response, but northbound traffic was still able to move through the area. TriMet officials said MAX buses were scheduled to pick up passengers between Interstate Rose Quarter and North Prescott Street during the meantime.
At this time, officials have not released a description of the fleeing vehicle.
Portland Police’s Major Crash Team is handling the investigation.
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