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26-year-old woman arrested in fatal hit and run

August 04, 2004 00:00


On August 4, 2004, at about 11:15 a.m., 62-year-old Clyde L. Karr was struck and killed by a pickup driven by 26-year-old Misty Walton. Karr is legally blind. The accident occurred near the intersection of Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 151st Avenue. The Portland Police Traffic Investigation Unit was called to the scene and initiated an investigation.

Witnesses saw Walton travelling west on Southeast Powell Boulevard when she hit Karr as he crossed Powell Boulevard from north to south near Southeast 151st Avenue. Karr died at the scene. Walton did not stop after the accident and witnesses followed her providing updates via cell phone. The suspect pulled into a parking lot near Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Division Street where police found her and took her into custody.

Walton has been charged with one count of Felony Hit and Run and has been lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Officer Chris Johnson at (503) 823-2213.

This investigation is continuing.


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