The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help to identify and arrest a suspect involved in a fatal hit and run.
On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 10:17 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Southeast 138th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.
When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the crash scene they located 54-year-old Loan T. Diep deceased on the roadway. Members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
Based on the initial investigation, officers believe Diep was walking south across Southeast Division Street when she was struck by a vehicle being driven west on Southeast Division Street. Shortly afterwards Diep was struck by a second vehicle that was also traveling westbound on Southeast Division Street. The driver of the first vehicle that struck the victim drove away from the scene. The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene.
The only suspect description is that the vehicle is a newer sedan (the first vehicle that pulls over in the video).
Surveillance video of the vehicle is available for viewing and download at https://youtu.be/h7_TfSqojOA
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