Skateboarder killed in hit – & – run in Kenton

December 25, 2021 4:15 PM

On Saturday, December 25, 2021 at 2:04 p.m., officers from the North Riding were dispatched to a personal injury accident near the intersection of North Interstate Avenue and North Mississippi Avenue. While officers were still driving to the scene, they were told that an individual riding a skateboard had been struck by a vehicle. Another 911 caller reported it was a hit and run accident. A community member started CPR on the skateboarder. AMR arrived on the scene and confirmed that the skateboarder had died of his injuries.

Officers searched the area but did not immediately locate the suspect vehicle. Officers established a crime scene and the Portland Major Crash Team was activated to regain control of the investigation.

North Interstate Avenue will be closed from North Albina Street to North Russell Street. MAX will be closed in both directions.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact [email protected], attention Traffic Investigation Unit and reference case number 21-354996, or call ( 503) 823-2103.

The PIO does not respond to the scene. More information will be published as appropriate.

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