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Woman dies after collision with 18-wheeler on SW Madison

Emergency crews at work.(Photo: JoniPhoto.com) The Portland Police Bureau have just released information about a very serious collision that happened downtown less than one hour ago. It occurred at the intersection of SW 3rd and Madison at around 8:30 pm tonight. Police say it appears that the woman — now identified as 28-year-old Kathryn Leah … Read more

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Collision on 99W outside Monmouth claims life of WOU professor – UPDATED

Hank Bersani was 61 years old.(Photo: Western Oregon University) Monmouth resident and Western Oregon University professor, Hank Bersani, died Saturday morning when he was struck from behind while bicycling on Highway 99W. According to the Oregon State Police, Bersani, 61, was riding northbound and was hit by 68-year-old Marvin Ford who was operating his Dodge … Read more

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One fatality, one minor injury in SE Portland hit-and-run – Updated

Intersection of SE 85th and Division. One person died and another person was taken to the hospital suffered minor injuries after a hit-and-run in Southeast Portland early this morning. The Police say the collision happened around 1:00 am this morning on SE Division at 85th. After arriving on the scene the officers discovered the suspect … Read more

Friends remember crash victim Bret Lewis

An “unconventional” family unit.Lisa Padur, Arlen Witter, and Bret Lewis.(Photo: Friends of Bret Lewis) Bret Lewis, the man who was hit and killed while attempting to cross Tualatin Valley Highway one week ago today, left behind a community of friends in Beaverton. Bret was an Oregon native, who spent most of his life in Beaverton. … Read more

Beaverton fatality follow-up: A conversation with police spokesman

“Given the circumstances, it seems like issuing a citation would probably not stand up in court. Any person could go in and say, ‘It’s dark, rainy, there’s this little red light in the road’. I think any judge would toss that citation out’.”— Det. Sgt. Jim Shumway, Beaverton Police Department The community is trying to … Read more

Vigil for Bret Lewis to be held Friday in Beaverton

Intersection of TV Hwy and SW Tualaway Ave.(Photo: Jim Parsons) Community members plan to hold a vigil for Bret Lewis*, the man who was hit and killed while bicycling on Tualatin-Valley Highway in Beaverton on Saturday. The event is being planned by local citizen advocate (and 2011 BTA Alice Award nominee) Jim Parsons along with … Read more

One year later, Kipp Crawford’s parents get their day in court

A flyer seen in North Portland looking for clues to Crawford’s death.(Photo © J. Maus) In the early morning hours of November 4th, 2009, Portland musician Kipp Crawford, 39, was hit and killed by two separate drunk drivers. Last night The Oregonian reported that after over a year, Crawford’s parents have finally gotten some closure … Read more