Man dies crossing 185th Avenue in between Hillsboro, Beaverton
A man was struck and killed while crossing Southwest 185th Avenue south of Northeast Walker Road early Monday morning, Oct. 28, according to police.
The Hillsboro Police Department said the man, whose name has not been released, was crossing the road at an intersection between Walker Road and Northeast Holly Street.
There is a four-way intersection controlled by traffic signals in between Walker Road and Holly Street, with an access drive for The Crossings condominium complex in Beaverton to the east and an access road for both the Beaverton School District Capital Center and the Parr Cabinet Design Center in Hillsboro to the west.
There are crosswalks and pedestrian signals at the intersection. However, Hillsboro Police Sgt. Eric Bunday said investigators determined the man was crossing against a "don't walk" signal.
A Toyota hatchback was driving southbound on 185th Avenue, passing through the intersection, when the crash occurred at 4:38 a.m. Monday.
"The pedestrian simply crossed into his path against the light," Bunday said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bunday said it's not yet clear why the pedestrian was crossing the road against the signal.
"It was before the start of the morning commute, so there was very little traffic at the time on the road," Bunday said.
The adult male driver of the Toyota remained at the scene and was cooperative with police, Bunday said. Investigators have concluded he was neither speeding nor intoxicated at the time of the crash, Bunday added, and the driver is not facing charges.
185th Avenue was closed between Walker Road and Holly Street for more than three hours before reopening at 7:50 a.m.
By Mark Miller
Washington County Editor
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