Portland, Ore. – Update: Police say the white woman in her 40’s who was found dead near NW 9th and Glisan was actually inside a pickup truck. She apparently fell out of the passenger side door and was run over by the truck. She died at the scene. Police are looking for the truck, they say it’s a white pickup. They are also looking for the driver who took off.
PPB Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team has finished its on-scene investigation and streets around Northwest 9th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street have reopened.
Traffic Investigators now believe suspect vehicle that left the scene was a white pickup truck, and the woman found in the roadway was in the truck before the crash. Preliminary information is that she was in the passenger seat and, for an unknown reason, fell out of passenger side door and was run over by the truck. The truck was last seen northbound on Northwest 9th Avenue.
Investigators are working to identify the victim. She is a white female likely in her 40’s.
If anyone witnessed the incident, or has any information about the white truck and its driver, and has not already spoken to police, they’re asked to reach out to the investigating officer. Additionally, if anyone has access to surveillance video that might have captured the white truck, please share it with police. The primary investigator is Officer David Enz 503-823-2208 [email protected] .
This is the 56th Major Crash Team activation and the 48th traffic fatality in the City of Portland this year.
A deadly hit and run crash has shutdown an intersection in the Pearl District of Northwest Portland. Police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a woman just before 2:30am this morning near NW 9th and Glisan. Police had to shutdown nearby streets for sometime for the investigation. There is no suspect or vehicle description. But if you see any vehicle with fresh, new front end damage, you should call police.
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The Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team is responding to a fatal hit and run crash in the Pearl District Neighborhood.
On Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2:22 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a call of a woman down in the street at Northwest 9th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. When they arrived, they discovered that she was deceased and that a vehicle was involved. The vehicle left the scene. There is no suspect description being released at this time.
Officers have closed the area for the investigation. Northwest Glisan Street is closed between Northwest Park Avenue and Northwest 11th Avenue. Northwest 9th Avenue is closed between Northwest Flanders Street and Northwest Hoyt Street.
If any witnesses to this crash have not yet spoken to officers, they’re asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 503 823 3333.