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Victim’s family wants pedestrian safety improved on Powell

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The family of a 70-year-old woman who was hit and killed in southeast Portland last Thursday is pushing for pedestrian safety on Powell Boulevard.

"She was a very nice mom," said her daughter, Tatyana Pinchuk. "She always loved her kids."

The collision happened just before 6:30 p.m. Friday at Southeast 133rd and Powell Boulevard.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and found the woman suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe darkness, dense fog and dark clothing worn by the woman were contributing factors. There is no pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection.

Police identified the woman as Valentine Khubeyeva.

Her family held a candlelight vigil with state lawmakers at her apartment complex Friday evening to raise awareness about pedestrian safety. They want the state to add more crosswalks and sidewalks.

The driver was identified as 67-year-old Charles McBride.

The driver's estimated speed was between 25 and 30 miles per hour. McBride remained at the scene and was cooperating with the investigation.

A police spokesman said no citations were issued, and once the investigation is complete it will be sent to the Multnomah County district attorney's office.

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