UPDATE: Driver Arrested for Fatal Speed Racing Crash

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February 16, 2023 13:41


On August 27, 2022, 26-year-old Ashlee Diane McGill was killed after being struck by one of two cars that lost control while engaging in speed racing. The driver of one of the vehicles, 35-year-old Kenneth Joseph Freeman, was arrested this morning, February 16, 2023, on a warrant for Manslaughter in the Second Degree, associated to the crash. Freeman was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing.


***Original Message Below***

The victim in this crash is identified as 26-year-old Ashlee Diane McGill. Her family has been notified of her death.

Based on evidence and witness statements, traffic investigators found that McGill was an innocent bystander walking in the area when she was struck by an out-of-control vehicle. The vehicle was one of two speed racers who lost control of their vehicles, resulting in the crash. This case is actively under investigation. No arrests have yet been made.


***Original Message Below***

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 5:39 a.m., officers from the East Precinct were dispatched to a crash on Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 133rd Avenue. When officers arrived, they found the vehicle had hit a tree. As officers went to check the welfare of the driver and any occupants, they found a person outside of the vehicle who was deceased. The driver of that vehicle was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. Before hitting the tree, that vehicle also hit another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle remained at the scene.

Portland’s Major Crash Team (MCT) has responded and is assuming control of the investigation. While the MCT conducts this investigation, Southeast Start Street will be closed from Southeast 130th Avenue to Southeast 134th Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident who has not already spoken with police is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-230725.



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