Pedestrian hit, killed by SUV in Gresham identified; driver arrested

GRESHAM, Ore. -- A 56-year-old Gresham man was killed after he was hit while crossing Northeast 181st Avenue Friday night.

The man, later identified as Michael John Simi, was crossing the road near Northeast Wasco Street when he was hit by an SUV and thrown several feet, according to police. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The driver of the SUV was Janice Taylor of Portland. She stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. She was arrested and charged with DUII, reckless driving  and second-degree manslaughter.

Gresham police would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision.






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