Police: Pedestrian struck, killed in Gresham was under the influence of alcohol

GRESHAM, Ore. – Police say a pedestrian that was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Gresham Wednesday night appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

A 1999 GMC pickup hit a 52-year-old man just after 8 p.m. on Northeast Hogan Drive, north of Northeast 23rd Street. The man was not identified.

Police say the man started walking eastbound across Hogan Drive when it appeared he turned around and headed back to the west when he was struck. He was wearing dark clothing and did not cross at a designated crosswalk.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Police say the driver did not appear to be under the influence and wasn't speeding. He has not been charged or cited.

Police say the time of day, rainy weather, the pedestrian's dark clothing and how he crossed the road appear to be major contributing factors to the crash.

Hogan Drive was closed between Northeast 23rd Street and Southeast Stark Street for several hours.

Anyone who saw the collision should call the Gresham police tip line at 503-618-2719.


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