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Fatal pedestrian-involved traffic collision on Max tracks

February 21, 2023

On Feb. 20 at approximately 2:50 pm Gresham police officers and medical personnel responded to a report of a traffic collision involving a U-Haul truck and a pedestrian in the 16800 block of East Burnside Street. The truck came to rest on the MAX tracks. MAX trains were stopped in both directions and motorists were asked to avoid Burnside Road from 172nd Avenue to 162nd Avenue. Westbound vehicular traffic was completely closed on Burnside for the investigation and was re-opened just after 5:30 pm. MAX trains resumed operations shortly.

The adult female pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Shortly before 5:00 pm, investigators learned that the pedestrian succumbed to her injuries.

The East Metro Vehicular Crimes Team is investigating the crash.  Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503-618-2719.

Photo of U-Haul truck on MAX tracks