UPDATE #3: Major Crash Team Investigating a Traffic Crash at Southeast 20th & Madison

May 28, 2013 10:35

  

28-year-old Stephen Alan Person died late Monday night at a Portland hospital.

Additional charges against 26-year-old Nathan William Wisbeck will be considered.

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28-year-old Stephen Alan Person remains in a Portland hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Person was the passenger in a van hit early Sunday morning at Southeast 20th Avenue and Madison Street.

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Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate this morning's crash as Southeast 20th Avenue and Madison Street.

Investigators learned that just prior to the crash on Madison Street, a dark blue 1996 GMC Sierra pickup truck, driven by 26-year-old Nathan William Wisbeck, crashed into a white 1998 Toyota Corolla sedan, driven by 25-year-old Sapearya Sao. The crash occurred at Southeast 12th Avenue and Morrison Street, and Wisbeck fled the scene of the crash in his vehicle.

A passenger is Sao's car called 9-1-1 as they followed Wisbeck for several blocks.

Wisbeck was eastbound on Madison Street and drove through a stop sign at 20th Avenue, colliding with the passenger side of a silver 2002 Ford Windstar Van, driven by 28-year-old Sarah Grace Anderson, causing the van to roll onto the driver's side and crash into a building on the southeast corner of the intersection.

Portland Fire & Rescue personnel responded and were able to get Anderson and her passenger, a 28-year-old male, out of the vehicle and transported to a Portland hospital. Anderson's injuries were traumatic but not life-threatening. Because she was in the hospital, Anderson was given a citation for DUII.

The passenger remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. His name is not being released until family can be located and notified.

Wisbeck was transported to a Portland hospital where he was treated and released, then arrested on several charges related to the crash.

All three vehicles were towed from the scene and the intersection was reopened at 6:20 a.m.

Wisbeck was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, DUII (Felony), Hit and Run, and Reckless Driving. He will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

Anyone with additional information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at (503) 823-2216 or Erik.Koppang@PortlandOregon.gov.

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This morning, Sunday May 26, 2013, at 2:19 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at Southeast 20th Avenue and Madison Street.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue arrived to find one car crashed into a building and two more vehicles possibly involved.

Two people that were in the vehicle that hit the building have been transported to a Portland hospital. Both suffered traumatic injuries, one of them life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle was transported to a Portland hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver and three passengers of the third vehicle were transported to a Portland hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

The intersection of Southeast 20th Avenue and Madison Street will remain closed for several hours as investigators process the crash scene.

No additional details are available at this time.

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