Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on NE MLK

The pedestrian died after being taken to the hospital

A pedestrian died after being hit by a car on NE MLK Jr. Blvd on May 12, 2017. (KOIN)
A pedestrian died after being hit by a car on NE MLK Jr. Blvd on May 12, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 49-year-old man died after being hit by a car on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Friday afternoon.

Portland police said Toby Gene Holtrop was hit between Union Court and Marine Drive around 4:30 p.m.

Paramedics arrived to find him suffering from traumatic injuries. He was taken to a hospital but later died from his injuries. Officials say Holtrop was pushing a trailer full of empty cans and miscellaneous items and pulling a cart with other items when he was struck.

The 27-year-old driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigators. They say he was not impaired and has not been charged with a crime.