Suspect ID'd in deadly SE Portland hit-and-run

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 15 at 6:29 PM

PORTLAND -- Police identified the suspect and recovered a van connected with a Thursday morning hit-and-run death in Southeast Portland.

Victorio Nogueda-Berrera, 57 (pictured), is wanted for felony hit-and-run after his white Ford Econoline was located. He is described as 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds.

Tommy Zane Gann, 56, was struck about 5:40 a.m. at Southeast Holgate Street and 14th Avenue, according to Portland police. Gann was pronounced dead soon after he arrived at a nearby hospital.

The vehicle left the scene of the crash.

"This person could have stayed and I would have understood. Maybe it was an accident," said Gann's daughter, Georgia Weathers. "But it stopped being an accident when they drove away, and they’ve had hours now to come forward.”

Gann had been crossing Holgate diagonally from south to north when he was struck, police said.

Neighbor Devyn Julkowski heard the crash and hurried outside.

“I was in bed and heard a loud ‘thud’ this morning,” Julkowski said. “My mom rushed out and people were outside looking, and there was a lot of commotion. She got a blanket and covered the guy.”

Weathers said she rushed to the hospital as soon as she found out her father was hurt, but she didn't get a chance to say goodbye.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run was asked to call Portland police.

 

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