Car strikes, kills man; DUI charge filed



SANDY, Ore. — Police say a pedestrian in Sandy was struck and killed by a motorist who has been charged with assault and drunken driving.

Sandy police Officer Samuel Craven said Michael Topliff, 41, was hit late Friday by a Ford Mustang headed north on Beers Avenue. He died Saturday at a Portland hospital.

The motorist, Philip Krogstad, 32, of Sandy, initially fled before returning on foot, Craven said. Krogstad’s blood-alcohol content was .14, nearly twice the legal limit, police said.

Krogstad’s car was found at his apartment complex, a block from the crash scene.

He was booked into the Clackamas County Jail. Craven said additional charges are likely because the victim died.