Marine Drive Deadly Crash

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A section of Marine Drive was closed following a deadly crash involving a pedestrian and a semi-truck that happened Tuesday morning.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. in the 18200 block of Northeast Marine Drive.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived to the scene, they found a person lying on the roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, officers believe the driver of a semi-truck was traveling west on Marine Drive when he struck the pedestrian. The driver stopped and called 911.

Police said the driver is cooperating with investigators.

Marine Drive was closed between Northeast 158th Avenue and Northeast 185th Avenue for almost three hours during the crash investigation. Drivers were asked to use alternate routes.

Police said this is the 34th traffic-related death investigated by the Major Crash Team in 2018.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the traffic division at 503-823-2103.

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