Hit-and-run victim dies 10 days after Portland crash
A pedestrian has died from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash on Nov. 17.
The victim is identified as Daniel Lopez-Herrera, 27. He died in the hospital on Friday, Nov. 27.
There have now been 51 traffic fatalities investigated by the Major Crash Team this year.
No one has yet been arrested for the crime. The suspect vehicle is described as 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.
According to police, the investigation began at approximately 6:51 p.m. on Nov. 17 when East Precinct officers responded to the 16000 block of Southeast Stark Street on reports of a collision where a vehicle struck a pedestrian. When officers arrived, they learned the driver of the vehicle who struck the pedestrian fled the scene westbound on Stark. 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 responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. They determined the suspect vehicle 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. Before 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.
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