UPDATE: Suspect Arrested for Involvement in Fatal Crash (Photo)

January 16, 2021 11:09

  

On November 17, 2020, at approximately 6:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 16000 block of Southeast Stark Street on reports of a collision where a vehicle struck a pedestrian. As officers arrived on scene they learned the vehicle who struck the pedestrian fled the scene westbound on Southeast Stark Street. Medical personnel arrived on scene and quickly determined the pedestrian's injuries were life threatening. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital and immediately taken into surgery.

The pedestrian, Daniel Lopez-Herrera, 27, died 10 days later in the hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

The suspect vehicle that struck and killed Daniel Lopez-Herrera at Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 160th Avenue was located earlier this week. It was a silver 2002 Infiniti Q45. Yesterday, members of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Investigations Unit located and arrested the driver.

44-year-old Jason S. McFadden was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with Manslaughter I, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver Involving a Death or Serious Physical Injury, and Reckless Driving.

If anyone has information about the this case, please contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov .

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The Traffic Investigations Unit has confirmed that the pedestrian, Daniel Lopez-Herrera, 27, died Friday in the hospital from injuries sustained in the crash 10 days prior. There have now been 51 traffic fatalities investigated by the Major Crash Team this year.

The investigation into the hit-and-run suspect is ongoing, and the suspect vehicle description is detailed below. If anyone has information about the vehicle, please contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov . Case number is 20-344144.

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Investigators believe the suspect vehicle involved in this serious injury hit and run crash is a 2002-2006 Infiniti Q45, most likely silver or tan. It would probably have damage to the front left headlight and hood, and possibly to the windshield. See attached photo of a similar vehicle. Call 9-1-1 if you see this vehicle.

If anyone has information about the vehicle, please contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov . Case number is 20-344144.

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On November 17, 2020, at approximately 6:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 16000 block of Southeast Stark Street on reports of a collision where a vehicle struck a pedestrian. As officers arrived on scene they learned the vehicle who struck the pedestrian fled the scene westbound on Southeast Stark Street. Medical personnel arrived on scene and quickly determined the pedestrian's injuries were life threatening. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital and immediately taken into surgery.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The vehicle, described as a silver or light gray sedan with no rear license plates, was traveling westbound in the left of two westbound lanes of travel on Southeast Stark Street. Witnesses described the vehicle traveling with its headlights off and at a high rate of speed. The pedestrian entered the crosswalk and crossed from the north side of the road walking to the south. Prior to crossing in the crosswalk, the pedestrian activated the rapid flashing beacons, which alerts oncoming motorists of a pedestrian crossing or intending to cross the street. The pedestrian was most likely hit after he crossed the first lane of westbound travel, and was into the second lane of westbound travel.

The pedestrian is identified as 27-year-old Daniel Lopez-Herrera. Mr. Lopez-Herrera is still in critical condition and receiving lifesaving care at the hospital.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time. If anyone has information about this crash, please contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov

This is the 44th Major Crash Team activation for 2020.


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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the 16000 block of Southeast Stark Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving an individual suffering life threatening injuries. Southeast Stark Street from Southeast 157th Avenue to Southeast 162nd Avenue is shutdown.

No additional information is available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An updated news release or social media post will be pushed out as investigators learn more.

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