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UPDATE: Pedestrian Involved in Fatal Crash Identified - 04/09/19

The pedestrian involved in the fatal crash on Sunday, April 7th, 2019, has been positively identified by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office as Shawn Depriest Scott, a 48 year-old male. The family has been notified.

Investigators continue to look into this case and work with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to determine if criminal charges are appropriate. Anyone with information about the case should contact Traffic Investigator Officer Garrett Dow at (503) 823-5070.



On Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 12:07 A.M., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a car at Southeast Powell Boulevard under the I-205 overpass. The first officer on scene found the pedestrian unconscious on the road. She performed CPR on him until medical crews arrived and took over treatment. However, the pedestrian's injuries were too severe and he died on the scene.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.

PPB Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation. Preliminary investigation suggests that the pedestrian was crossing Powell Boulevard in a southbound direction. The vehicle, a 2018 Mercedes SUV, was eastbound on Powell and struck him. The driver cooperated with the investigation.

Preliminary information suggests that visibility was a factor due to the poorly lit area and rainy weather. Speed and impairment are not believed to be factors. No arrests or citations have been made. Once the investigation is complete, it will be submitted to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office to consider whether any charges are appropriate.

Traffic investigators and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner are working to identify the pedestrian and notify next of kin.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction, and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward 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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