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Police say a person found lying in the road on North Denver Avenue was struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene.

VIA GOOGLE MAPS -  North Denver Avenue near the North Columbia Boulevard overpass is shown here. Portland Police Bureau officers are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash in the Kenton neighborhood.

Authorities say officers were dispatched around 6:38 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, following reports of "a person seen laying in the road" on North Denver Avenue near the North Columbia Boulevard overpass.

Police arrived and found an unconscious person, and paramedics soon determined the individual was dead at the scene.

Police believe the person was struck by a vehicle that drove off before officers arrived. No suspect information was released, and no arrests have been made.

Police say the incident is the third fatal crash of 2021 in Portland, so far.


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