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Washington man arrested following deadly Portland crash

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William Rugg booking photo (Multnomah Co. Jail) William Rugg booking photo (Multnomah Co. Jail)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A Camas man has been arrested and charged in the death of a 75-year-old man who was hit and killed while crossing Southeast Start Street Friday night.

Police say 37-year-old William Rugg of Camas was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and charged with criminally negligent homicide.

Police say 75-year-old Tony Joy of Vancouver was walking from the north side of Stark to the south side in a marked crosswalk that was previously upgraded with a rapid flashing light beacon, which alerts traffic that a pedestrian is crossing the street.

Witnesses said Joy was hit by a 1996 Ford F-150 pickup truck that was later seen being towed from the scene. Stark was closed for several hours as Traffic Division officers conducted their investigation.

Police added that witness told them the rapid flashing lights were flashing at the time of the crash. After the crash, officers say Rugg pulled into a large parking lot and remained at the scene.

Based on information learned during the investigation, police arrested Rugg and he was booked into jail. He is set to appear in court for his arraignment on Monday.

The death is the 37th traffic fatality in Portland in 2016. 

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