Police: Pedestrian dies after being struck by Washington Co. deputy near Nike campus

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BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) - A pedestrian died early Thursday morning after being struck by a Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy near the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton.

Prior to 2 a.m., Beaverton police officers were called out to a crash at the intersection of Southwest Murray Boulevard and Southwest Bowerman Drive.

According to police, officers learned an on-duty deputy was traveling southbound on SW Murray in their patrol vehicle when they struck a man near the intersection of SW Bowerman.

The deputy, along with responding officers and paramedics, attempted life-saving efforts, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The man's identity has not yet been released.

The Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Team is leading the investigation.

Police said initial investigative findings indicate that speed was not a factor and the deputy was proceeding through the intersection with a green light.

The deputy, who has not been identified, was placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

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(7) comments

Bebetter

Does the officer get an out of jail free card for killing someone?

Jefferson

"According to police, officers learned an on-duty deputy was traveling southbound on SW Murray in their patrol vehicle when they struck a man near the intersection of SW Bowerman." === C'mon, writers, please stop trying to confuse us with this mixture of singular and plural pronouns. It just makes you sound like an eighth grader trying to be overly politically correct. :)

DefundTheMedia

Depends on how the officer "identifies" now...:P

Clackakitty

Another Fentanyl overdose blamed on the Police?

davcon 5

2 A.M. ? Probably some homeless guy wandering around.

Russianbotexe

lot of homeless in that area with the forest and parks nearby. I've seen homeless go off the path at Tualatin hills park, I'm assuming to get to their camp they have buried back in the thick

ItsPolitical

My thoughts exactly. Who is out at 2am, going for a "stroll?"

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