Powell Boulevard fatal crash

The scene of the fatal Jan. 24 crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard at Foster Road.

Portland police are investigating two major overnight crashes, including a pedestrian fatality. The name of the victim was not immediately released.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the first investigation began at 10:13 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, when East Precinct officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck on Southeast Powell Boulevard at Southeast Foster Road. Despite emergency medical care, the pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.

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