Driver in 2012 Fatal Crash Issued Two Traffic Citations

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August 20, 2013 10:40

  

On August 6, 2013, 42-year-old Kimberly Dennis was issued two traffic citations in connection with a November 2012 crash where she struck two pedestrians, killing one of them.

The investigation began on Tuesday November 20, 2012, at 8:22 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of two pedestrians struck by a car in the 10800 block of Southeast Washington Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two victims, 71-year-old Kseniya Aleksandrova and 70-year-old Pavel Krivolenkov, suffering from critical injuries.

Aleksandrova later died as a result of her injuries.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to conduct an investigation into the crash.

The driver, Kimberly Dennis, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

Traffic investigators determined that both people were crossing Southeast Washington Street, in a crosswalk, when they were struck by an eastbound vehicle, driven by Dennis. The crash occurred during a heavy downpour and investigators determined that Dennis was not impaired by drugs or alcohol and was not speeding.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office reviewed the case and determined that no criminal charges would be filed.

Dennis has been out of state since the crash but recently returned and agreed to meet with Traffic investigators for the purpose of being issued citations.

Dennis is scheduled to appear in Multnomah County Court on September 3, 2013, on charges of Careless Driving Causing Death to a Vulnerable Road User and Careless Driving Causing Serious Injury to a Vulnerable Road User.

This concludes the police investigation.

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