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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in May 8th Traffic Crash Identified - 05/16/18

The pedestrian that died as a result of a traffic crash that occurred on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in the 16900 block of Southeast Division Street has been identified as 86-year-old Dorothy Anderson, of Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

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Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of last night's crash on Southeast Division Street.

The pedestrian involved in the crash did not survive her injuries after arrival at a Portland hospital. She has been identified as an 87-year-old female. Her name is not being released pending family notification.

The driver involved in the crash, 30-year-old George Walters Brackenbury, cooperated with investigators and was released pending further investigation.

Investigating officers learned that the pedestrian was crossing Southeast Division Street in the 16900 block when she was struck by Brackenbury, driving a Jeep Cherokee eastbound on Division.

This case remains under investigation and once completed will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

This was the 15th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2018.

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On Tuesday May 8, 2018, at 9:12 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a driver in the 16900 block of Southeast Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the elderly female pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. She has been transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment.

The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Due to the severity of the pedestrian's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Southeast Division Street, between 168th and 170th Avenues, is closed to all traffic and will remain closed for several hours until the completion of the crash scene investigation.

No additional updates on this investigation are expected this evening.

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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