Pedestrian hit and killed on Marquam Bridge

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police in Portland say the pedestrian struck and killed by a tractor-trailer rig on the Marquam Bridge was 46-year-old James Shane Legore.

Investigators believe Legore was crossing I-5 northbound near the Morrison Bridge when he was hit by the truck.

The truck driver told police he saw Legore standing in the middle of the freeway near the center divider. He suddenly ran into the northbound traffic.

The driver slammed on the brakes, and tried to swerve, but could not avoid hitting Legore who likely died on impact according to police.

The driver stopped as soon as he could. Police spoke with him, and he did not show any signs of impairment. There were no other violations.

The case remains under investigation and, upon completion, will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.