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A pedestrian perished, in just one of several investigated mishaps on Powell this past month

DAVID F. ASHTON - The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Major Crash Team arrives at the scene of a deadly pedestrian vs. vehicle crash on Powell Boulevard. In the short block of S.E. Powell Boulevard, between 50th and 51 Avenues, a pedestrian was struck at about 12:45 a.m., very early on Wednesday, June 14.

The pedestrian reportedly made an unexpected movement in front of an oncoming vehicle while crossing Powell southbound, not at an intersection, according to police.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Major Crash Team arrived when the driver of the vehicle involved contacted 9-1-1 to report the crash, stayed in the area, and cooperated with the investigation.

Both officers and medical first responders tended to the pedestrian, who they believed to have life-threatening injuries; in the process of transporting the victim by ambulance to a hospital, the person died. His or her identity has not yet been publicly disclosed.

The Traffic Division officers said that the driver of the vehicle didn't appear to be impaired, and no citations were issued.

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