Driver cited in fatal April accident
The driver who killed a pedestrian in Southeast Portland in April has been cited by the police.
The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office reviewed this case and determined that no criminal charges would be filed, however.
Brian Francis Kenny, 62, died of traumatic injuries at the scene of the accident. His death was the 12th traffic-related fatality in Portland in 2013.
Cabrera-Escobar, 36, has been cited for Careless Driving Causing Death to a Vulnerable Road User and No Operators License.
According to police, the investigation started at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a car in the 14200 block of Southeast Division Street.
Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and began treating the pedestrian, later identified as Kenny, for traumatic injuries. He died at the scene.
Investigators determined that Cabrera-Escobar was driving his silver 2002 Chrysler Sebring 4-door westbound on Southeast Division Street when he struck Kenny, who was in a marked crosswalk, crossing from the north side of the street to the south side of the street.
Cabrera-Escobar remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, including taking a voluntary breath test, which showed .00 Blood Alcohol Content. Cabrera-Escobar's wife, Aurora Rodriguez-Gonzales, 30, was a passenger in the car and also cooperated with investigators.
Investigators do not believe that vehicle speed was a factor but the vision of the driver may have been affected by the setting sun.
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