Medical examiner identifies pedestrian who died in Vancouver crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The pedestrian who died Sunday after being struck by a car, and subsequently run over by other cars, while crossing the street in Vancouver has been identified as 67-year-old George Nevitt.

Nevitt, a Vancouver resident, was identified as the deceased person by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday. The incident unfolded around 7:50 p.m. Sunday in the 136th block of Fourth Plain Boulevard, officials said.

The medical examiner determined that the manner of Nevitt’s death was an accident and that it was caused by blunt trauma of the head, torso and extremities.

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According to witnesses at the scene, Nevitt was crossing the street when he was hit by a driver in a pickup truck who hadn’t seen him — officials say he was not using a crosswalk.

The driver stopped, causing traffic to back up, which is when witnesses said that a car swerved out of the line to pass the vehicles, running over the man who was lying on the ground.

The driver, who witnesses said was in a dark-colored sedan fled the scene.

Vancouver police said that as emergency responders were arriving at the scene, bystanders were attempting to perform CPR on Nevitt, but he succumbed to his injuries.

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