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The victim may have been homeless. He was crossing Highway 99E in the dark at night when he was struck

DAVID F. ASHTON - The PPB Major Crash Team responded to the Brooklyn neighborhood, on S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard (Highway 99E) at Franklin Street - where a pedestrian, dressed in dark clothing, was hit and killed by a car as he crossed a traffic lane at night. Although the section of S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard in the Brooklyn neighborhood is part of Portland's "High Crash Network" of streets, officials say a fatal collision of a pedestrian and a car, in the wee hours of Saturday, February 6, most likely couldn't have been avoided.

At 12:48 a.m. morning, Central Precinct officers were dispatched to the southbound lanes of McLoughlin at Franklin Street where they came across a pedestrian with fatal injuries.

Crash investigation officers who formerly had been with the PPB's now-disbanded Traffic Division, brought the "Major Crash Team" van to the location, set up their equipment, and began documenting the accident.

"The investigation determined that the car, a 2015 Toyota Corolla, driven by an adult female, was proceeding southbound McLoughlin Boulevard – where the pedestrian, an adult male, was likely crossing to the west side of the highway when he was struck," was how Portland Police spokesperson Sergeant Kevin Allen told us about the incident.

It happened on a state highway where there was not a crosswalk and which was not well lit; and, the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing, Allen continued. "The driver remained at the scene, and cooperated with the investigation; officers found no sign of impairment on the part of the driver, and she is not facing charges at this time."

Two days later Allen reported that the deceased pedestrian had been identified as 34-year-old Joshua Gray Stanley, of Portland.

"This is the sixth fatal traffic crash of the year in Portland, and the 10th 'Major Crash Team' deployment," Sgt. Allen concluded.


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