A 41-year-old man is in jail on manslaughter allegations after police said he fatally struck a man riding an e-bike in Northeast Portland then drove away from the scene Tuesday afternoon.
The cyclist was found dead in the street about 1:30 p.m. near Northeast 100th Avenue and Glisan Street in the Hazelwood neighborhood., police said. They have not released his name.
Officers found Kenlly Leyvachi, 41, and his truck an hour after the crash with help from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and the Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team investigators, police said in statement.
Witnesses had described a truck pulling a flatbed trailer leaving the crash scene, police said.
Leyvachi was arrested on suspicion of first-degree manslaughter, reckless driving and failure to perform the duties of a driver.
Tuesday’s crash was the second suspected hit-and-run in less than 24 hours.
Late Monday, a pedestrian was killed after being struck on Southeast 82nd Avenue near Center Street. Police said they arrested Frederick Deatric Moore, 40, of Portland on allegations of second-degree murder and hit-and-run in the crash. Police have not released the crash victim’s name.
A pedestrian death also shut down a portion of Interstate 84 for three hours on Sunday near Northeast 33rd Avenue.
2021 was a record-breaking year for traffic fatalities in Portland, when 63 people were killed on city streets, including 27 pedestrians.
Already this year, at least 15 pedestrians have been killed on Portland streets. In May, MAX trains two pedestrians were struck by MAX trains — one fatally — in two separate incidents over 48 hours.
–Savannah Eadens; email@example.com; 503-221-6651; @savannaheadens
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