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Pedestrian struck and killed by hit-and-run driver on I-5 identified

Officers responded to the crash at 8:19 p.m. and found the pedestrian had died at the scene.
Credit: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — A pedestrian who was hit and killed in a crash on Interstate 5 on Jan. 31 has been identified as Liam David Ollila, 26, according to a Tuesday news release from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB).

The crash occurred just south of the Interstate Bridge. Officers responded at 8:19 p.m. and found the pedestrian had died at the scene.

Police initially reported that the involved driver remained at the scene, but clarified the following day that the drivers who stayed were not involved, and characterized the incident as a hit-and-run. The suspect left before police arrived and did not return, according to a police news release.

A portion of I-5 was closed as the Portland Police Major Crash Team investigated and it has since reopened.

This is the 10th traffic fatality in Portland this year and the sixth involving a pedestrian, PPB said. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 22-29269, or call (503) 823-2103.

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