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UPDATE: The late Thursday crash in Southwest Portland was the 18th traffic fatality of the year

MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Steven Edward KilleenThe victim in a June 4 fatal hit-and-run crash in Southwest Portland has been identified as Miro Nik Brankovich, 51.

Police arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the case.

Steven Edward Killeen was arrested on June 6 and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for second degree manslaughter, reckless driving, and failure to perform duties of a driver.

According to police, at 11:04 p.m. on June 4, officers responded to a call of a pedestrian who had been hit by a vehicle near Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest Capitol Hill Road. The vehicle didn't stop and continued to drive away.

Central Precinct officers arrived on scene along with a medical team, and found Brankovich, who was declared dead at the scene.

Investigators believed the suspect vehicle was a newer model gray Dodge Caravan that may have damage on the passenger side. No license plate was identified.

The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team handled the investigation.

The hit-and-run marks the 18th fatal crash in Portland, so far, in 2020.

Anyone who may have information, or may have witnessed the crash or the minivan is asked to call police, or contact Officer Chris Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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