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Pedestrian hit and killed by truck on Northwest 23rd in Portland

Police said the pedestrian and the driver were co-workers. The driver stayed on scene and is cooperating with police.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a truck Monday afternoon on Northwest 23rd Avenue in Portland, near the intersection of Northwest Everett. 

Portland police said the pedestrian and driver were co-workers. While the pedestrian was helping the driver park their work truck, the pedestrian became pinned between the truck and a tree. Medics in a nearby ambulance saw what happened and immediately started doing CPR on the pedestrian, but the pedestrian died of their injuries.

The driver stayed on scene and cooperated with police, Portland police said.

Northwest 23rd and nearby streets were closed for nearly four hours and finally reopened just after 6 p.m. There was a heavy police presence in the area while officers investigated the crash. 

TriMet's bus line15 had detours in both directions because of the crash. When the road reopened, TriMet's service continued as normal.

Credit: KGW