A pedestrian injured in a Sunday evening, July 30, crash near King City has died at a Portland hospital, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday, August 1.
Nathaniel Franciosi, a 36-year-old resident of Tualatin, was said Monday to be in critical condition after he was struck by one of two vehicles involved in a Highway 99W crash near the intersection of Fischer Road. A Chevrolet Cruze traveling southbound on the highway was turning into the Commons at Avalon Park apartment complex when it was struck by a Chevrolet Suburban in the northbound lanes, which the collision pushed onto the sidewalk where Franciosi was walking, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Franciosi and the driver of the Cruze, 58-year-old Tigard resident Michelle McMillan, were transported to the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland for treatment. Franciosi died at the hospital Monday, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement Tuesday.
"Mr. Franciosi's family has been notified," the statement continued. "The interagency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) continues to investigate."
The initial news release put out by the Sheriff's Office on the crash early Monday said investigators believe McMillan had been drinking alcohol prior to the crash. A spokesman for the Sheriff's Office told The Times later that day that investigators were still working to determine whether alcohol was a factor.