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News Release
UPDATE: Identity of Person Run Over by Utility Truck Released - 02/22/20

The deceased person is identified as Stacey A. Eaton, 42. His family has been notified of his death.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) has completed its initial on-scene investigation into Friday night's fatal crash in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood. Southeast 17th Avenue is reopened to traffic.

Initial information suggests that the truck was pulling into a convenience store parking lot when he ran over the victim. Investigators have not determined the exact position of the victim at the time of the crash.

The driver of the truck stayed on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Officers did not note any signs of impairment on the part of the truck driver. There have been no arrests or citations issued at this time.

The name of the victim will be released after next of kin has been notified.


Officer Chris Johnson ( Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov ) is the lead investigator. This is the 9th MCT investigation and the 7th traffic fatality of 2020.


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This correction clarifies that Southeast 17th Avenue is closed between Southeast Tacoma Street and Southeast Nehalem Street. Southeast Tacoma Street is open to traffic.

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A person laying on the sidewalk was killed after being run over by a utility truck in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood.

On Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:23p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash on Southeast 17th Avenue just north of Southeast Tacoma Street. When officers and paramedics arrived they determined that the person was deceased. The driver of the truck remained at the scene.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) has been activated and is responding to assume the investigation.

Southeast 17th Avenue is closed between Southeast Tacoma Street and Southeast Nehalem Street. Southeast Tacoma Street remains open to traffic.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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