UPDATE #2 - NAME RELEASE: Portland Police Investigating a Fatal Two-Car Crash at SE 122nd and Stark Street

April 29, 2013 11:45


The woman killed in Sunday morning's crash has been identified as 28-year-old Billie Dee Andrea Pugh. The injured driver has been identified as 28-year-old Brandon Paul Pugh.

20-year-old LaShai Antoinette Williams was arrested and charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving.



Portland Police Bureau Traffic Investigators arrested 20-year-old LaShai Antoinette Williams in connection with a fatal crash that occurred early Sunday morning in Southeast Portland.

Williams was charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving.

Investigators determined that Williams was driving westbound on Southeast Stark Street when she ran a red light and struck another vehicle which was eastbound on Stark, making a northbound turn (left) onto 122nd Avenue with a green light.

Two people were in the vehicle struck by Williams. The driver was a 28-year-old male and the passenger was a 28-year-old female. The female passenger died at the scene (not the driver as initially reported). The driver was transported to a Portland hospital where he was treated for traumatic but not life-threatening injuries. Their names will be released on Monday April 29.

Williams was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday April 29, 2013.



This morning, Sunday April 28, 2013, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a two vehicle crash in the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Stark Street.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and determined that one driver was deceased at the scene and one driver was critically injured.

A total of two people have been transported to Portland hospitals at this time with traumatic injuries.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding and will conduct an investigation into the crash. No cause is available at this time as the investigation is in it's early stages.

The intersection of 122nd and Stark will be closed for several hours as investigators process the crash scene.

No updates are expected on this case until at least 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.


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