Pedestrian hit and killed in Northeast Portland

Pedestrian hit and killed in Northeast Portland
The scene at Northeast Glisan and 78th Avenue where a woman was hit and killed by a car while crossing the street.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A woman was hit and killed by an SUV Tuesday night, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Police said the accident happened at about 6 p.m. in the Montavilla Neighborhood in the 7900 block of Northeast Glisan Street.

Police said 29-year-old Heather Jean Fitzsimmons was crossing the street in a crosswalk. One car stopped, but 24-year-old Samantha Mansholt, who was driving a 1985 Chevy full-size Blazer didn't stop and hit the woman, killing her instantly.

Mansholt remained at the scene and cooperated, police said. She didn't show signs of impairment and police have made no arrests or issued any citations at this time, they said.

Police closed Northeast Glisan Street in both directions from 74th to 80th Avenue while they investigated, but the investigation into the driver's speed is still ongoing.