(Update) Hit and Run to Pedestrian Near the St Johns Bridge - Victim identified

March 23, 2021 16:49

  

The victim in this homicide has been identified as 57-year-old Errol Rees, of Washington County.

Any additional information about this incident will be released at the direction of investigators.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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The victim in this incident has died.

29-year-old Roy Lawrence Bennett has been charged with Murder in the Second Degree.

Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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During the afternoon of March 19, 2021, Portland Police officers arrested 29-year-old Roy Lawrence Bennett in northeast Portland, for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Bennett was booked into the Multnomah County jail.

Homicide detectives followed investigative leads that led to the additional charges of Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver (hit and run), Assault I and Attempted Murder.
This is an ongoing investigation. Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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A pedestrian has serious, life threatening injuries after he was hit by a car in the Cathedral Park Neighborhood near the St Johns Bridge. The suspect driver left the scene.

On Friday, March 19, 2021 at 3:33p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to an injury crash at North Crawford Street under the North Philadelphia Avenue bridge ramp viaduct. Officers located a person with serious injuries. Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response paramedics responded and provided treatment. The person was transported to a hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the vehicle involved left the scene. No suspect information is being released at this time.

The Portland Police Major Crash Team and Homicide Detectives are investigating the crash. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0781 or Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

The intersection of North Crawford Street under St Johns Bridge approach span is closed. Access to the bridge is not affected.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released when appropriate.

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