Portland, Oregon – Update: The PPB Major Crash Team is wrapping up its on scene investigation. After a biohazard cleanup team is finished, the ramp is expected to reopen. We hope to have that done before 7:30 A.M.
Investigators have determined the pedestrian struck was a white female. She was seen lying on the roadway before she was struck by the vehicles, but it’s unclear how she got there. Traffic investigators would like to talk to anyone who saw a person matching that description on or near the freeway ramp around 3:00 A.M.
Additionally, investigators believe a semi truck and trailer was among the vehicles that struck the pedestrian as she was laying in the roadway. The semi did not stop, and the driver may not have been aware that he or she was involved. They’re asking for the driver to call to police non-emergency 503 823 3333. Reference case number 19-112727.
Breaking this morning: One person is dead after being struck by multiple vehicles on I-84. This happened just after 3am on the ramp from I-84 East to I-205 North. Police will have that ramp closed for several hours while they investigate this morning.
On Monday, April 8, 2019 at 3:05 A.M., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a welfare check of an injured person on the ramp from eastbound I-84 to northbound I-205. Officers arrived and found a person deceased from traumatic injuries. Preliminary information suggests that the person had been struck by multiple vehicles.
PPB Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team is responding to assume the investigation. The ramp will be closed for several hours. Officers are diverting eastbound I-84 traffic to stay on I-84 and use another exit.
I-84 and I-205 are still open in both directions, as is the ramp from westbound I-84 to I-205.