Suspect arrested for fatal November Centennial hit-and-run

Find out who was arrested in deadly, outer East Portland pedestrian-struck incident, and why …

Members of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Traffic Division Major Crash Team come to the Centennial neighborhood to investigate what turns out to be a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash, on the evening of last November 17.

Story and archive photos by David F. Ashton

A tragic hit-and-run accident on the evening of November 17, 2020 — at the marked crosswalk on SE Stark Street, near 160th Avenue – summoned members of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Traffic Division Major Crash Team.

East Portland News covered the incident; to read it, CLICK HERE.

The pedestrian, 27-year-old Daniel Lopez-Herrera, died 10 days later in the hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

PPB Traffic Division Major Crash Team investigators gather evidence at the crash site.

Since then, PPB detectives were on the lookout for a silver or light colored 2002-2006 Infiniti Q45 – with headlight and front-end damage.

On January 16, PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Kevin Allen announced that they’d found the car. “It was a silver 2002 Infiniti Q45; and yesterday, members of the PPB’s Traffic Investigations Unit located the vehicle, and arrested the driver.”

Facing three felony charges related to this pedestrian death is 44-year-old Jason Sherwood McFadden. MCDC booking photo

Arrested was 44-year-old Jason Sherwood McFadden, who was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on January 15 at 8 p.m., charged with Manslaughter I, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver Involving a Death or Serious Physical Injury, and Reckless Driving.

At his arraignment, McFadden learned that he’d face all three felony charges; he’s currently lodged in Multnomah County Inverness Jail in lieu of $257,500 combined bail.

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