The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect involved in a fatal hit and run crash.
On Saturday February 29, 2020, at 9:37 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a pedestrian hit by a driver on Northeast Halsey Street and 42nd Avenue.
Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and determined that the pedestrian, 36-year-old Chantel Downs, was deceased. The Oregon State Medical Examiner later determined that she died as a result of the crash.
Investigators determined that the victim was crossing Halsey Street, from north to south, when she was struck by a driver traveling westbound on Halsey. After the crash, the suspect continued driving westbound then turned right (northbound) on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.
The suspect vehicle is described as a burgundy or maroon-colored sedan. Investigators believe that the vehicle would have front end damage, including the windshield, and an inoperable passenger side headlight. There is no information about the identity of the suspect driver.
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