Portland, Oregon

Two pedestrians killed after getting hit by car on I-5, Portland

Portland Police are probing a fatal crash on Interstate 5 (I-5) between Northeast Killingsworth Street and the Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon.

According to police, two people were hit by a car or multiple cars on I-5 at the I-405 interchange just after 2:20 a.m. Saturday morning. They were later pronounced dead.

The southbound lanes of the freeway will likely be blocked for some hours due to the investigation, Portland Police said.

Southbound traffic is being diverted off the freeway at Northeast Killingsworth Street (also known as “NE Killingsworth St”). The next open on-ramp going southbound is at the Rose Quarter (Northeast Williams Avenue).

About 450 fatal crashes took place in Oregon in 2018, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

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