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No charges filed in as deputies say dark clothing contributed to fatal accident

COURTESY PHOTO: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - A pedestrian was hit and killed while walking in Gresham Sunday, Oct. 25.A pedestrian was struck and killed while walking in Gresham just after midnight Sunday, Oct. 25, in a crash that has not led to any criminal charges.

Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies were making their way to the 7900 block of Southeast 282nd Avenue for a 911 hang-up call when they learned a vehicle had hit a pedestrian. Upon arriving they found Christopher Smith, 27, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver, Rolando Mariano-Gonzalez, 20 cooperated with the investigation, deputies said, and consented to a field sobriety test and blood draw. Investigators do not believe impairment was a factor, and no criminal charges have been made against Mariano-Gonzalez at this time.

Deputies learned Smith had been drinking at a local restaurant. Witnesses report he was wearing dark clothing and walking in and out of the roadway trying to flag down cars as they drove by before he was hit.


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