WOOD VILLAGE, Ore. (KOIN) – A man died after being hit by a marked patrol car belonging to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
Capt. Steve Alexander says the crash was reported shortly after 4 a.m. Friday in the 24000 block of Northeast Sandy Blvd. The crash occurred just east of the intersection of Northeast Sandy and Northeast 238th.
Investigators believe the deputy was traveling westbound on Northeast Sandy Blvd. when he struck the man who was not in a crosswalk. It remains unknown how the crash occurred.
Alexander says the deputy, a 6-year veteran of the department, was on routine patrol. He is now on administrative leave.
The man was taken to a hospital but did not survive his injuries.
The Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team is investigating, according to Alexander, because the East Multnomah County Vehicular Crimes Team was unavailable.
The area where the crash occurred is described as an industrial area. Northeast Sandy Blvd. dead-ends east of the 24000-block.
Employees at a company nearby had to walk into work on foot.
The deputy involved in the crash is receiving help from the sheriff’s office peer support group. He was not physically injured in the crash.