Victim identified in fatal Thursday hit-and-run
Three people were detained Friday, Jan. 21, following the search of the neighborhood after Thursday night's fatal crash in Southeast Portland that left one person dead and another seriously injured. One man has been charged with crimes.
And an officer was almost injured when another car — unrelated to the crash — drove into the crime scene on McLoughlin Boulevard during the investigation.
The Portland Police Bureau has identified the victim who died as as Douglas J. Kereczman, 40, of Beaverton. His family has been notified of his death.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a Honda Accord with three occupants collided with a Toyota Camry with two occupants. Officers said the passenger of the Toyota died on the scene.
The driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
Three people were seen running from the Honda. Two were detained nearby and a third was located a short time later.
The Major Crash Team determined the Honda driver was Ayzaiah J. Walker, 22. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.
No other arrests were made and investigators are not currently seeking any other suspects.
However, during the McLoughlin crash investigation, another driver proceeded into the closure area and nearly hit an officer. That person was determined to be driving impaired and also was arrested.
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