Portland Man Killed By Semi-Truck After Wheelchair Slips Off Curb
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Police have identified the man who died after his motorized wheelchair slipped off a curb, causing him to fall under the tires of a passing tractor-trailer in Portland.

59-year-old Raymond McWilliams was found dead near the intersection of NE Vancouver Way and Gertz Road just before 9:00 on Friday night.

Police say the driver did not remain at the scene and it’s unknown if they’re aware of what happened.

Investigators believe he was riding on a sidewalk when a wheel slipped off the curb.  He fell into the road just as the semi was passing.

Portland Police are trying to find anyone who was driving along the stretch of road who has information about exactly what led to McWilliams’ death.

This is the city’s 15th traffic fatality of the year.

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