Man Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash Identified

Portland, Ore. — The pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Sunderland Neighborhood has been identified as 26-year-old Travis Philmlee, Jr. The victim’s family has been notified of his death.

According to the preliminary investigation, individuals in a “lifted” white pickup truck were throwing fireworks onto Northeast 33rd Drive while driving in the area. Several people, including Travis Philmlee, Jr., emerged from nearby RVs and approached the individuals responsible for the fireworks. The driver of the white pickup truck tried to avoid Philmlee, who was in the street, but a black or silver sedan that was pursuing the pickup struck and fatally injured Philmlee. The driver of the sedan then fled the scene after the crash.

The Traffic Investigations Unit is actively seeking the occupants of the pickup truck and the driver of the sedan. Anyone with information about the vehicles or their occupants is urged to contact the police at [email protected], attention: TIU, and reference case number 23-171259.

This incident marks the 31st Major Crash Team activation, the 12th pedestrian fatality, and the 31st traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2023.

Please refer to the original message below for additional details.

Original Message Below

A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Sunderland Neighborhood.

On Thursday, June 29, 2023, at 11:43 p.m., officers from North Precinct responded to a report of a crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Northeast 33rd Drive and Northeast Elrod Road. Upon arrival, both officers and EMS discovered an adult male pedestrian who had succumbed to his injuries. The driver involved in the incident had already left the scene prior to the police being notified. No information regarding the suspect is currently available.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team has been dispatched to investigate the incident. As part of the investigation, Northeast 33rd Drive has been closed between Northeast Marine Drive and Northeast Columbia Boulevard.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is urged to contact the police at [email protected], referencing case number 23-171259.