Car strikes, kills pedestrian; DUII charge filed

Car strikes, kills pedestrian; DUII charge filed

Car strikes, kills pedestrian; DUII charge filed

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 1:28 PM

SANDY, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a pedestrian in Sandy was struck and killed by a motorist who has been charged with assault and drunken driving.

Sandy police Officer Samuel Craven says 41-year-old Michael Topliff was hit late Friday by a Ford Mustang headed north on Beers Avenue. He died Saturday at a Portland hospital.

The motorist -- 32-year-old Philip Krogstad of Sandy -- initially fled before returning on foot.  Craven says Krogstad's blood-alcohol content was .14, nearly twice the legal limit.

Krogstad's car was found at his apartment complex, just a block from the crash scene.

He was booked into the Clackamas County Jail. Craven says additional charges are likely because the victim died.
 

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