One dead, five injured in SE Portland crash
One pedestrians was killed and five others injured by the driver of an SUV over a large area of Southeast Portland on Monday.
None of the victims were immediately identified.
The suspect was arrested but not immediately identified.
A candlelight vigil will be held for the victims at Buckman Field Park at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26
According to police, the incident began around 1 p.m. on Jan. 25 when calls came in about a hit-and-run at Laurelhurst Park, but police quickly got other calls that the same driver was involved in other crashes of cars and pedestrians.
Authorities said they received multiple calls about incidents with the Honda Element in Southeast Portland at 32nd and Belmont, 33rd and Belmont, 37th and Pine, and other points before it ended between 17th and 18th near Stark.
The suspect then ran off on foot, but "community members" helped "corral" him until police could take him into custody, Sgt. Derek Carmon said.
Portland Fire & Rescue Lt. Rich Chatman said paramedics responded to the scene at Southeast 18th and Stark and quickly realized this was a "multiple patient scene."
Six people were transported to the hospital by ambulance, one of whom is in critical condition. Chatman said he believes the other five "will recover from their injuries," but did not provide any more detail.
Both Chatman and Carmon said there are other victims who did not need to go to the hospital, but declined to state how many others were hurt.
Carmon said he did not know whether the victims were adults, children or both.
The investigation is ongoing and witnesses or those who find evidence are asked to call PPB at 503-823-3333 with the information.
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