Woman Dies After Getting Hit By 2 Cars In Portland

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A woman died after getting hit by two vehicles in SE Portland Wednesday night.

Police say shortly after 10 p.m., 10:17 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Southeast 138th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on the report that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle. 

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the crash scene they found a deceased woman in the street. 

Police believe the woman was walking south across Division Street when she was hit by a vehicle being driven west on Southeast Division Street. Shortly afterwards the woman was hit by a second vehicle that was also traveling westbound on Division Street. 

The driver of the first vehicle that struck the victim drove away from the scene. The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene. Officers searched the area, but didn't find the driver or vehicle that was believed to have first hit the woman. The driver of the second vehicle was taken into custody. The driver of the second vehicle involved in this crash has been identified as 42-year-old Brent Klausner. 

During the investigation, officers closed Southeast Division Street between Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast 139th Avenue. While officers were investigating the crash, a driver traveled around the road closure and into the crime scene, narrowly missing a Major Crash Team investigator.

Officers stopped the driver and took him into custody. The driver of the vehicle that almost hit a police officer was identified as 31-year-old Angel Cardona-Aguilar. 

Klausner and Cardinia-Aguilar were both lodged at the Multnomah County Jail and have since been released from custody. 

Klausner was booked on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving. Cardona-Aguilar was booked on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering. 

This is the 26th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in Portland in 2018.

The pedestrian's identity has not yet been released.  

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