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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By MAX Train Identified - 05/17/22

The deceased is identified as 43-year-old Phillip Ellis Allen. Allen's family has been notified of his death.


***Original Message Below***

On Friday, May 13, 2022, at 10:32 p.m., officers from the East Precinct were dispatched to a report of a crash on East Burnside Street and Northeast 160th Avenue involving a westbound MAX train and a pedestrian. Upon their arrival, officers unfortunately found the pedestrian to be deceased.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team is responding to investigate. During the investigation, East Burnside is closed in both directions between Northeast 157th Avenue and Northeast 162nd Avenue.

If anyone has information about this crash, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and reference case number 22-126853, or call (503)823-2103.

More information will be released when appropriate.


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