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Washington County sheriff’s deputy on patrol strikes, kills pedestrian near Nike campus, police say

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PORTLAND — A pedestrian was struck and killed early Thursday in Beaverton, Ore., by a Washington County sheriff’s deputy in a patrol vehicle, police said.

Oliver Sevin Frazier-Savoy, 24, died at the scene after an on-duty sheriff’s deputy hit him just before 2 a.m. near Southwest Murray Boulevard and Southwest Bowerman Drive, next to the Nike headquarters.

The pedestrian suffered major injuries, police said, and despite efforts to save him by the deputy and emergency crews, he died at the scene.

Beaverton police said investigators do not believe the deputy, later identified as Mark Shah, was speeding. Shah was crossing through the intersection with a green light, police said.

A crash reconstruction team from the Beaverton Police Department was investigating, and Shah was placed on administrative leave while investigators work to determine how the collision occurred.

Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty issued a statement offering support and condolences to Frazier-Savoy’s family and friends.

“While I did not know Oliver personally, I expect the impact of losing him to be felt by many in our community,” Beaty said.

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