Deadly Hit And Run Crash On Hwy 26 In Sandy

Sandy, Oregon – A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car in Sandy, and the driver didn’t stick around. The person was struck around 9pm on Highway 26 near Vista Loop Drive, on the Mount Hood side of downtown Sandy. Highway 26 was shut-down in the area for several hours last night while police investigated. Highway 26 has been reopened. So far, the victim’s identity has not been released.

 

Read More From Sandy Police: The Sandy Police is currently conducting a death investigation on Highway 26 near the east end of SE Vista Loop Drive. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time, pending notification of next of kin. Delays over the next several hours are expected on Highway 26, as traffic is being re-routed around the scene. Please anticipate a longer than normal trip, or take an alternate route. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Sandy Police Tip Line at 503-489-2195, or Clackamas County Non-Emergency Dispatch at 503-655-8211. ***

Sandy Police are currently investigating a fatal hit and run crash on Highway 26. At 9:07 PM officers were called to Highway 26 near the intersection with SE Vista Loop Drive in Sandy. A pedestrian was found deceased and evidence at the scene indicates they were struck by a vehicle in the westbound lanes. Highway 26 is closed at this time and is being diverted around the closure on SE Vista Loop Drive. The closure is expected to last several hours while a crash reconstruction team responds to the scene. The name of the victim will not be released until family notifications can be made. Anyone that was driving in the area and may have seen anything relevant is asked to call Clackamas County Non Emergency Dispatch at (503)655-8211 or the Sandy Police Department Tip Line at (503)489-2195.

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This makes the second fatal crash around Portland within six hours.

We’re learning more about a deadly crash that killed a Hillsboro woman Tuesday afternoon in Washington county. Police say 55-year-old Kimberly Clowdus was trying to pass another vehicle on Southwest River Road, when she crashed into an on-coming truck head on. Clowdus was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

More on that crash from Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

January 2, 2018 — A 55-year-old Hillsboro woman died after crashing head-on into another vehicle on Southwest River Road. The other driver was transported to a local hospital with apparent minor injuries.

On January 2, 2018, at 3:04 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a head-on traffic crash in the 10500 block of Southwest River Road outside of Hillsboro.

Deputies learned that a green 1994 Toyota Tercel traveling northbound on Southwest River Road was attempting to pass another vehicle when it struck a tan 2004 Chevrolet Suburban traveling southbound head-on.

The driver of the Toyota, 55-year-old Kimberly Clowdus of Hillsboro, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet, a 32-year old female, was transported to a local hospital by Metro West Ambulance with apparent minor injuries. Neither vehicle was carrying any passengers. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded and assisted.

The driver of the Chevrolet cooperated during the investigation and no citations were issued.

Southwest River Road was closed from Southwest Farmington Road to the roundabout at Highway 210 until shortly after 5:00 p.m., with Washington County Land Use & Transportation assisting in the road closure.

 

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