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Pedestrian killed by bus in Old Town

One person is dead after an accident involving a bus and pedestrian Sunday afternoon in Northwest Portland.

Central Precinct officers received a report of an accident involving a pedestrian and a bus at the Greyhound Bus Station at Northwest Sixth Avenue and Glisan Street at 3:53 p.m.

Witnesses at the scene told KOIN 6 News that the bus involved was operated by Public Oregon Intercity Transit, or POINT, a bus service contracted by Amtrak and Greyhound to fill gaps in service.

Kurtis Hand, a safety manager with MTR Western, which operates the POINT bus service in Oregon, was en route to Portland as of 6:30 p.m. Hand declined to comment on the incident, saying the company would issue a statement.

Officers on the scene confirmed that the pedestrian, who was not identified, suffered fatal injuries.

According to a Portland Police Bureau official, the driver of the bus stayed on the scene and cooperated with officers investigating the incident.

The street was closed for several hours following the accident.

MAX Green and Yellow lines returned to their regular routes through Portland City Center just before 8:15 p.m. TriMet said delays should be expected until 9 p.m.