Portland, OR – Marlene Moreno Fatally Struck by Vehicle on High St near Center St NE
Portland, OR (July 4, 2021) – One woman has lost her life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the sailing area on Friday evening. At approximately five p.m., on July 2, emergency crews were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on High Street.
Reports from authorities show that 73-year-old Marlene Moreno was walking near the intersection of High Street and Center Street Northeast during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, she was struck by a van as it turned eastbound onto Center Street.
Moreno sustained severe injuries in the accident and was rushed to Salem Health Hospital. Authorities confirmed that the woman passed away from her injuries after arriving. At this time, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Marlene Moreno. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Portland, Oregon
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