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UPDATE: Deceased Person Identified in Fatal Hit and Run-Suspect and Involved Vehicle Sought - 02/06/19

The pedestrian who died at the scene after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, near Southeast Division Street and Southeast 130th Avenue has been identified as 58-year-old James A. McCree.

Preliminary information suggests that McCree was using a crosswalk when the driver of a dark colored SUV struck McCree. This intersection is controlled by a traffic control device, which appeared to be functioning normally at the time of the crash.

The driver of the dark colored SUV fled the scene. Investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying the involved driver and vehicle. The dark colored SUV is believed to have front end damage.

Members of the Major Crash Team continue to investigate this fatal traffic crash. Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Traffic Investigation Unit Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or david.enz@portlandoregon.gov

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###ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW###

On Saturday February 2, 2019, at 12:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast Division Street and Southeast 130th Avenue. The involved vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV that left the area.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult male pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. Medics pronounced the male deceased at the scene.

Due to the fatality, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Southeast Division Street, between 129th and 131st 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. Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle or the incident is encouraged to call dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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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