Man killed after being hit by alleged DUII driver in SE Portland identified

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Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 8:45 AM PST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2023 at 6:24 PM PST
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The victim in a deadly November drunk driving crash has been identified by the Portland Police Bureau.

PPB responded just before 7 p.m. Nov. 21, to a crash on Southeast Powell Street and Southeast 138th Avenue. Officers arrived and found a man who had been hit by a vehicle, now identified as Lance R. Brannan, 45.

The driver of the involved vehicle, 48-year-old Eric Caleb Ruckle, from Gresham, remained at the scene. Police said it was determined that Ruckle was impaired at the time of the crash.

Ruckle was booked into the Multnomah County Jail following the crash for driving under the influence of intoxicants and criminally negligent homicide.