14-year-old surrenders in Happy Valley hit-run


Driver surrendered about a day after the crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 14-year-old surrendered to Clackamas County authorities Wednesday morning, one day after allegedly being the driver in a hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist injured.

The teen turned himself in at the Clackamas County Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to ID a suspect in a hit-and-run that left a motorcyclist injured Tuesday, March 20, 2021 (CCSO)
The abandoned vehicle left in the parking lot of a Damascus Safety (Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office)

Just before 7 a.m. Tuesday, a red Cadillac GTS ran a red light and crashed into a Honda motorcycle at the intersection of Highways 212 and 224 in Happy Valley. The motorcyclist, 35, went over the Cadillac’s hood, and sustained non-life threatening injuries before being transported to a nearby hospital.

But the driver slowed down long enough for a picture to be taken by a witness. The grill of the Cadillac and its license plate were also left at the scene of the crash.

The driver fled and pulled into the parking lot of a nearby Safeway in Damascus, officials said, then went inside, bought some items and left the car in the parking lot.

Investigators said several significant items were left behind at the scene including a large piece of the front of the Cadillac, including its grill and license plate.

The juvenile’s name has not been released.

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