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News Release
UPDATE #2: Deceased Pedestrian Identified in Sept 4 Crash - 09/20/21

The deceased pedestrian from the crash on September 4, 2021 is identified as Samuel G. Hambrick, 34. His family has been notified of his death.



Visibility was likely a factor in the pedestrian-involved crash in Northwest Portland Saturday morning.

The preliminary investigation suggests that North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian walking in the vehicle lanes of travel on Highway 30 near the St. Johns Bridge. Shortly thereafter, Central Precinct officers were alerted to the pedestrian-involved crash south of the first call. Investigators believe the calls were about the same person. The pedestrian who was struck and killed, an adult male, was wearing all black and in the traffic lane when he was struck. He is not being identified until next of kin can be notified.

The vehicle involved, a Mercedes Sprinter Van, was at the scene when officers arrived. There was no sign the driver, an adult male, was impaired or driving recklessly. He remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. No arrests or citations have been issued, although the investigation is still ongoing.

This is the 50th Major Crash Team activation and 45th traffic fatality for 2021 in the City of Portland. This time last year there had been 34 fatalities for the year.



A fatal crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian has closed Highway 30 in Northwest Portland.

On Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 4:45a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Northwest St. Helens Road and Northwest 63rd Avenue. The pedestrian involved was deceased. The driver involved remained at the scene.

Northwest St. Helens Road (Highway 30) is closed in both directions for the investigation. The Portland Police Major Crash Team is investigating.

More information will be released when appropriate.


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