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Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in Southeast Portland identified

Portland police identified the victim as 35-year-old Lara C. Morrow of Portland. The crash happened on May 24.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police identified a woman struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash on Wednesday, May 24 in Southeast Portland as 35-year-old Lara C. Morrow, police reported on Monday.

The crash happened May 24 at 1:37 p.m. on Southeast Division Street, east of Southeast 122nd Avenue, police said. Responding officers found Morrow, who'd been hit by a driver traveling east on Division Street. She was taken to the hospital in an ambulance but died at the hospital.

The driver didn't stop after the crash and has not been located, police said.

Southeast Division Street was closed in both directions from 122nd Avenue to 124th Avenue after the crash. Police said 122nd Avenue is open to traffic.

This marked the 21st deadly crash in Portland this year, 10 of which involved pedestrians. Three of the pedestrians killed were hit and runs, according to Portland police.  

The Portland Police Bureau continues to investigate the fatal crash. Anyone with information about this crash who has not already contacted police is asked to email information to crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov with attention: Traffic Investigations Unit and Case No. 23-135823.

This is a developing story and may be updated when more information is made available.


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