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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Crash on I-5 - One Person Deceased - 11/13/17

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Investigation Unit continue to investigate a crash that killed a pedestrian on southbound Interstate 5 near the North Skidmore Street overpass. The deceased pedestrian has been identified as 25-year-old Madison V. Ries of Portland.

Based on information learned during the investigation, members of the Traffic Investigation Unit believe there was a white or gray pick-up truck involved with this crash or near the crash when it occurred. Investigators believe the truck likely has no damage but may have some minor front end or undercarriage damage as a result of this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact Traffic Investigation Unit Officer Garret Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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On Wednesday November 8, 2017, at 1:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on southbound Interstate 5 near the North Skidmore Street overpass.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located a woman laying in the travel lanes of Interstate 5 roadway. The woman was suffering from catastrophic injuries. Medical personnel determined the woman was deceased.

Officers contacted the person who contacted 9-1-1 and determined the driver and vehicle that had struck the woman had left the crash scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the area to take over the investigation.

This investigation is in its early stages and more information will be provided as the investigation continues.

Southbound Interstate 5 will remain closed for the next five to six hours as officers investigate this fatal crash.

This is the 45th Major Crash Team investigation in 2017.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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