Man doing naked pushups on Columbia Blvd. hit and killed by passing car

Man doing naked pushups on Columbia Blvd. hit and killed by passing car

PORTLAND, Ore. – A man died while doing pushups naked on N. Columbia Blvd. early Sunday morning, police said.

Police on Monday identified the man as 43-year-old James Earl Hunter of North Portland.

Police got a call at 4:04 a.m. that a naked man was running through traffic near Columbia and Portsmouth Ave. While they were on their way, they got a call he was doing pushups in traffic.

Then, they got a third call that he’d been hit by a car.

When they got to the scene, Hunter was dead.

Police said the driver who hit Hunter was cooperative, and hadn’t been drinking. No citations have been issued.

Columbia was closed for several hours during the investigation.

An autopsy and toxicology report will be conducted.