Man hit by car dies


A Gresham man who was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 26 has died.

Bryan Oates, 26, of Gresham died Monday, Sept. 24, at Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center, one day after being removed from life support, said Sgt. Claudio Grandjean, Gresham Police spokesman.

Witnesses reported seeing a possibly intoxicated man on all fours in the eastbound lanes of Highway 26 near East Powell Boulevard the night of Sept. 8. The man then suddenly sprinted across the highway toward the westbound lanes and was struck by a car.

Oates was hospitalized with critical injures, including a skull fracture. The driver was not cited.