February 17, 2013 10:30The person critically injured in Saturday night's traffic crash in Southeast Portland has been identified as 20-year-old Marissa Ann Conklin of Southeast Portland. She remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.
Investigators learned that the vehicle, a silver 2000 Volvo C70 convertible, was traveling westbound on Southeast Market Street and failed to negotiate a slight left turn then right chicane in the roadway. The vehicle struck one tree with the right front fender and then snapped a second tree of with the left front side of the vehicle.
Ms. Conklin was ejected from the vehicle and came to rest approximately 70 feet away from the snapped-off tree. The vehicles engine separated from the vehicle and came to rest on the sidewalk.
Two other people in the car remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. They have been identified as 18-year-old Eric Manuel Tarasov and 17-year-old Davontay Mosley. A fourth subject was in the vehicle but fled the scene before officers arrived. It is not known if he had any role in the crash.
Investigators are continuing to investigate the crash circumstances, including determining who was driving at the time of the crash.
Anyone with information about this crash or the identity of the fourth person is asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson at (503) 823-2213.
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This evening, Saturday February 16, 2013, at 8:43 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the 11100 block of Southeast Market Street on the report of a single car crash into a tree.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and located one person who was ejected from the vehicle. The person, a female adult, has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic, life-threatening injuries.
Two other people that were in the car remained at the scene and did not require medical attention.
The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.
Southeast Market Street from 109th to 112th/Cherry Blossom Drive is closed in both directions at this time.
Sgt. Pete Simpson