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Pedestrian killed after being struck by car


Pedestrian Killed

Pedestrian killed after being struck by car

Story by Oregon Herald Staff
Published on January 3, 2022 10:54 PM
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Oregon - A fatal pedestrian crash occurred in Troutdale on Thursday, December 30, 2021. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office identified the pedestrian as 59-year-old James Chris Colasanti.

Colasanti crossed SW 257th Avenue, from east to west, near SW 28th Street around 5:30 p.m. As Colasanti crossed, he was nearly hit by one vehicle traveling in the northbound lanes. Colasanti continued walking westbound, and moments later, was struck by a 2002 Dodge Durango, operated by a 39-year-old driver, traveling south on 257th Avenue.

Colasanti died at the scene from his injuries. He was not in a marked crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing at night. Police interviewed the driver and did not find signs of impairment. Speed is also not believed to be a factor.

Based on the preliminary results of the investigation, the driver has not been arrested or cited.