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A pedestrian was struck by a car on Powell Boulevard, and died soon after, At least it wasn't another hit-and-run

DAVID F. ASHTON - When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle on S.E. Powell Boulevard, the injured person was taken to a local hospital by ambulance, but did not survive his injuries. The involved driver stayed at the scene, and no citations had been issued at last report. A pedestrian on S.E. Powell Boulevard, just east of 29th Avenue, was struck by a vehicle on Friday evening, October 1; emergency medical first-responders and police officers pulled up at 8:35 p.m.

"When officers arrived, they found a person with critical injuries; the pedestrian was transported the hospital for treatment of potentially life-threatening injuries," a PPB spokesperson said.

Members of the Portland Police Major Crash Team arrived to investigate the incident. "The involved driver remained at the scene," the police official said. Although the police did not say how the pedestrian came to be in the street, the described location was not at an intersection, and it was at night – so the victim must at least have been jaywalking in the dark.

Five days later, the PPB official told THE BEE, "The pedestrian struck on October first later died at the hospital." The pedestrian is identified as 34-yeaer-old Ryan J. Dickenson; his family has been notified of his death. The vehicle involved is an Infiniti G35 2-door. The official added, "The investigation is ongoing. Traffic investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash. No criminal charges or citations have been issued against the driver of the Infiniti – but the case is still open, pending further investigation. More analysis of the evidence is being done."


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