Portland Police investigating pedestrian’s death — Portland Police are investigating the circumstances leading to a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a beer distribution truck Friday — the 17th fatality on Portland roadways this year. Police didn’t release the pedestrian’s name Saturday but said she was a woman in her 50s. It appears that the truck was on NE Grand Avenue and was turning west onto NE Broadway Street when it struck the woman shortly before 2:40 p.m., police said. The driver didn’t appear to be speeding, and alcohol doesn’t appear to be a contributing factor to the crash, police said. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
Man arrested after holding bus driver hostage — A Vancouver, Washington, C-TRAN bus passenger was arrested Friday after authorities say he held a driver hostage by telling her he had a gun and demanded to be driven to Portland. The rider, 31-year-old Anthony Lybeck, got onto the Route 72 bus and threatened the female driver, according to Vancouver Police. Authorities were alerted to the hijacking about 6:05 p.m. The Route 72 bus line runs through Orchards and begins and ends at the Van Mall Transit Center in Vancouver. “The operator is very much shaken up, but she was not injured,” Selk said. Lybeck will be booked into the Clark County jail on suspicion of first-degree kidnapping, police said. No gun was found.
Mom, child injured when SUV veers off road — An SUV with a mother and her four children inside crashed along the side of a Clark County, Washington, road Saturday morning, badly injuring two people inside. The mother was driving when the 1992 Toyota Land Cruiser rolled and struck a tree in the 5300 block of NE Lockwood Creek Road, which is east of La Center. Emergency responders rushed to the scene about 9 a.m. The 36-year-old mother, whose name wasn’t available, was trapped inside and “after an extensive extrication” was flown to a Portland hospital by Life Flight helicopter, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. She suffered life-threatening injuries. One of her children, 8, was rushed by ambulance to a Portland hospital in critical condition. The three other children — ages 2, 10 and 12 — weren’t injured and were picked up by another parent, according to the sheriff’s office.