Pedestrian dead; driver arrested for DUII, manslaughter after TV Hwy crash
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - One man died and another man was arrested after a crash between a car and a pedestrian early Friday morning in the Aloha neighborhood, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 3:48 a.m., emergency crews responded to a crash involving a pedestrian at Southwest 178th Avenue and Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway. The sheriff’s office said the pedestrian, a man whose name has not been released, was using a crosswalk and died at the scene.
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The driver, 32-year-old Emanuel Starr, was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries and was released a few hours later.
Following an investigation, police said they believe Starr was impaired with intoxicants and speeding when the crash happened.
Starr was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with manslaughter, driving under the influence and reckless driving. He was booked into the Washington County Jail.
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The car hit two power poles during the crash, and the highway was closed for several hours while Portland General Electric repared the damage and investigators examined the crash scene.
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