1 driver killed in hit-and-run crash in Southeast Portland

One person dead in SE Portland hit-and-run

PORTLAND, Ore. – One person was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Southeast Portland Thursday night.

The crash between two vehicles was reported shortly after 9 p.m. at Southeast Division Street and 139th Avenue.

The driver of one of the vehicles was found suffering from traumatic injuries. Medics tried to save the driver’s life but the driver died at the hospital, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson of Portland police.

Three occupants in the other vehicle fled the scene on foot. They were described as three African-American men, Simpson said.

Anyone with information on the identities of the three people who fled the scene should call the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

Southeast Division Street will be closed in the area of 139th Avenue for several hours.



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