PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One person died and 4 others were injured in a crash between a car and pickup early Saturday morning in Northeast Portland.
The crash at NE 157th and Halsey happened around 5:30 a.m., Portland police told KOIN 6 News. PF&R crews found 3 people inside one car, including one man who was trapped.
LifeFlight was called but canceled after that man died at the scene.
The other 2 people — a man and a woman — were rushed to local trauma centers. They are expected to survive.
One man was in the pickup, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment of less serious injuries.
Police are looking for the driver of the car, 36-year-old David Saucedo. Officers say they found his driver’s license in the car. He is wanted for felony hit and run.
During the investigation, officers also found a fourth passenger who was in Saucedo’s car and who also ran from the scene. After that person was located, they were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say Saucedo was driving northbound on NE 157th Ave. when he blew through a stop sign, hitting the pickup that was traveling eastbound on Halsey St.
The PPB’s Major Crash Team went to the scene, along with a representative from the DAs Office. Northeast Halsey between 155th and 162nd was closed during the investigation.
Steve Courtney lives nearby, says he heard a loud crash. “It sounded like it was right at the foot of my driveway.”
Hours later Courtney went back outside to see what was happening. He wasn’t surprised to still see police on scene.
“A lot of equipment indicated it was more than just a simple crash.”
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call police at 503.823.3333.