Two killed in Wednesday crashes in Portland
Portland police are investigating two fatal Wednesday crashes and have identified a hit-and-run victim killed earlier.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, the most recent investigation began at 10:31 p.m. on Nov. 24 when North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Gertz Road on the report of a crash. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle had crashed into a tree.
The driver was the only individual in the vehicle, and was deceased. It did not appear as if other vehicles were involved. The bureau's Major Crash Team responded and resumed responsibility of the investigation.
The name of the victim was not immediately released.
Before that, at 5:59 p.m., police were called to the 128000 block of Northeast Marine Drive, where a pedestrian was struck and killed while attempting to cross. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
The Major Crash Team responded assume the investigation. The identity of the pedestrian will be released after their family is notified of the death.
Police have also identified the man found deceased in the road on Saturday, Nov. 20, as Robert Joseph Leon, 45. His body was discovered when police responded for a welfare check near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Tibbitts Street.
The Major Crash Team responded and determined the death to be the result of a hit-and-run. The suspect is still at large.
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