Portland, Oregon – A deadly hit-and-run crash shuts down a stretch of Southeast Powell Boulevard for more than five hours. Witnesses tell News Partner KGW a car was speeding westbound on Powell Boulevard Monday afternoon, moments later there was crash involving at least six vehicles at Southeast 148th. Police say one woman died and another person was badly injured. Dale Heasley lives about a mile away. He says when a stranger tried to get inside his home he alerted officers. It’s believed that man is the suspect connected to the deadly hit and run. So far, no names have been released.
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The suspect involved in this fatal hit-and-run traffic crash has been located and taken into custody. The suspect will be identified after he is booked into the Multnomah County jail.
We are in the early stages of this investigation. More details will be released as they become available.
The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard to assist in a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash investigation. All lanes of Southeast Powell Boulevard are closed between Southeast 147th Avenue and Southeast 150th Avenue and all lanes of Southeast 148th Avenue are closed between Southeast Woodward Street and Southeast Rhine Street.