Portland, Ore. — On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 6:13 a.m., officers responded to a crash at Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard and Southeast Cora Street. The incident involved a driver and a pedestrian, resulting in the death of an adult male pedestrian in the southbound lanes of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard. The driver, present at the scene, is cooperating with the investigation.
The Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team is investigating the incident, leading to the closure of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard between the Ross Island Bridge and Southeast Cora Street. The road is anticipated to remain closed throughout the morning commute, with a detour in place by the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Individuals with information about the crash are urged to contact Traffic Investigators via email at [email protected], referencing case number 23-296328.
This marks the 61st fatal traffic-related crash in Portland this year, with 21 involving pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 57 fatal crashes, excluding incidents related to suicide, private property, non-public roadways, non-motor vehicles, and deaths occurring more than 30 days after the crash.