Police identify pedestrian killed in early Saturday crash
A pedestrian was killed early Saturday, Feb. 6, in a crash that closed down Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard south of the Ross Island Bridge.
The victim has been identified as Joshua Gray Stanley, 34, of Portland. The driver involved remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. There were no citations or charges.
Police blamed poor visibility for the crash.
"The investigation determined that the car, a 2015 Toyota Corolla, driven by an adult female, was proceeding southbound McLoughlin Boulevard when the pedestrian, an adult male, was likely crossing to the west side of the road when he was struck," the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement Saturday. "The location was not a crosswalk and not well lit. The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing."
Officers found no signs the driver was impaired.
According to police, at 12:48 a.m. on Feb. 6, Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard at Southeast Franklin Street. When they arrived, the officers located a pedestrian with fatal injuries.
The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team was dispatched to investigate. McLoughlin Boulevard was closed both directions between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast Holgate Boulevard during the early stages of the operation.
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