Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning pedestrian-involved fatal traffic crash along the northbound lanes of Interstate 205 on the north end of the bridge over the Clackamas River near Gladstone. The 38-year old male pedestrian and a dog he was holding both died. The man’s name will be released following out-of-state next of kin notification.
On August 19, 2012 at approximately 3:04 a.m. OSP, local police and firefighers were dispatched to a reported pedestrian-involved traffic crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 205 near milepost 11. Upon arrival, a man and a dog were both deceased.
Preliminary investigation indicates a Toyota Camry driven by a 65-year old man was northbound traveling through a sweeping left curve over the Clackamas River bridge. The car struck an unknown object in the left lane so the driver pulled over, stopped to see what it was and noticed he had run over a body. The driver was not injured and his name will be released later today.
About one minute before OSP received the reported incident, a call was made to 9-1-1 and forwarded to OSP dispatch reporting a person holding a dog was laying in the left northbound lane at that location. Troopers were not able to get to the area to confirm the report before the fatal crash occurred. It’s unknown if this was a deliberate act by the victim.
OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office. Senior Trooper Guy Nelson is the lead investigator.
Gladstone Police Department, Clackamas County Fire District 1, AMR ambulance, Oregon City Police Department, and ODOT assisted at the scene. Two lanes were closed for about 3 hours during the scene investigation.
News Release from: Oregon State Police