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Naked man doing push-ups in middle of road hit, killed by car

Posted at 7:16 PM, May 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-05 19:17:17-04

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – A naked man doing push-ups in the middle of a North Portland street was struck and killed by a car early Sunday morning.

North Precinct officers first responded to the report of a naked man running in traffic near North Columbia Boulevard and Portsmouth Avenue at 4:04 a.m.

While they were en route, police received a second report that the naked man was doing push-ups in the road. Then, they received a third report: he had been struck by a car.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found the man dead.

The driver who struck the man remained at the scene and was cooperative. The driver was not impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The major crash team responded and investigators learned the driver struck the pedestrian in the roadway while traveling westbound on Columbia Boulevard.

The roadway was closed for several hours during the investigation, but reopened later Sunday.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy, including toxicology, to determine the pedestrian’s cause of death.

The name of the naked man has not been released.