Pedestrian injured, driver facing DUII charge in crash in SE Portland

Published: Oct. 8, 2022 at 8:24 AM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - A pedestrian was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car in a crash being investigated as a DUII in southeast Portland early Saturday morning, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

PPB said just after 12:30 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to Southeast 122nd Avenue just south of Southeast Powell Boulevard. When they arrived, they found a car that had crashed into a pedestrian. Portland Fire & Rescue said the man was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. Officers said the pedestrian had non-life-threatening injuries and was able to be interviewed.

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Police said the driver of the car remained at the scene. Officers cited 47-year-old Kevin McElroy for DUII and reckless driving.

PPB said they are investigating alcohol and visibility of the pedestrian as causes of the crash.