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Portland man dies after fleeing crash, jumping from overpass

Oregon State Police say a man died when he jumped from an overpass and was hit by a car after fleeing a crash

Published on November 10, 2017 11:51AM

Last changed on November 10, 2017 4:40PM

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) Oregon State Police say a 28-year-old man died when he fled from a minor traffic accident, jumped from an overpass and was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 84 in Boardman.

Lt. Mark Duncan said in a news release that troopers responded to the initial crash at 3 a.m. Thursday. A driver involved in the minor collision told them the other motorist had run toward an overpass.

Troopers found the 28-year-old Portland man dead on the shoulder of Interstate 84 130 feet east of the overpass. Police believe the man scaled the fence on the overpass and jumped. He was then struck by a vehicle that did not stop. The vehicle may have been dark metallic gray.

Anyone with information is asked to call Oregon State Police at 541-276-2121.


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