Two Dead; Two Seriously Injured in Portland Hit-and-Run Crash
Posted on behalf of RizkLaw on Dec 15, 2020 in Auto Accident
Portland police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened on Northeast Halsey Street around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday night. When responding officers arrived at the accident scene, located west of Northeast 162nd Avenue on Halsey, they found two smashed vehicles.
A single passenger had to be extricated from the first vehicle after being discovered pinned inside. The second vehicle contained a driver and passenger, both of whom were killed after being T-boned by the first vehicle.
An 18-year-old driver, Tyviant Tilden Mancill, was arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident that resulted in serious injuries or death (Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver).
Investigators Tipped Off About Hotel Where the Suspect Fled
Investigators responding to the accident scene were told that Mancill had fled to a hotel located near the Lloyd Center. When officers arrived at the hotel, they found Mancill, wearing a bloodied sweatshirt, and he confessed that he had been driving the car that caused the collision.
KOIN 6 News staff also reported that Mancill was interviewed by police at the Multnomah County Detention Center and may be facing additional charges. Not only did video footage of the incident reveal that speeding was a probable factor in the fatal crash, but the suspect was also driving a vehicle that had been reported as stolen.
Witnesses and officers stated that there were additional people associated with the crash who also left the area before responding officers arrived at the scene.
Saturday’s Grim Accident in Portland Marks 55 Traffic Deaths
According to coverage of this traffic incident by Oregon News, recent data provided by the Portland Bureau of Transportation revealed that Saturday’s incident was the first traffic fatality on Halsey since 2008. Prior to this latest collision, three others had been killed in traffic incidents along the same stretch of Northeast Halsey Street – from 122ndAvenue eastward.
Saturday’s two-vehicle crash brings the total number of traffic deaths investigated by Portland police this year to 55.
Two others involved in the incident sustained serious injuries and were transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
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