Suspect arrested after cyclist hit by truck, killed in SE Portland

Four violent Portland crashes kill two people

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A 17-year-old bicyclist was hit by a pickup truck and killed in Southeast Portland Saturday afternoon.

Police on Monday identified the boy as Austin Joe Hrynko.

The suspected driver was arrested Sunday. He was identified as 55-year-old Franklin Drobny.

Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said officers responded to the call of a crash near Southeast Center Street and 142nd Avenue about 3:50 p.m. 

According to Simpson, a Drobny was driving Dodge Dakota pickup and turned left in front of Hrynko before the crash.

Drobny was arrested for reckless driving, DUII and manslaughter II. He has been lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. He was also charged with second-degree manslaughter, which means that if he's convicted, he will be sentenced to a minimum of six years and three months in prison.

 


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