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Video shows woman getting hit by 2 cars in SE Portland

First driver fled the area, second driver stayed on scene

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A woman crossing a Southeast Portland street died late Wednesday after she was hit by two cars, one of which fled the scene.

The crash happened around 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of SE 138th and Division, police said. Investigators believe 54-year-old Loan T. Diep was walking south across Division when she was hit by a westbound car. Shortly after, another westbound car hit her. 

People who live nearby told KOIN 6 News the scene was horrible.

"I came up on Division and saw the aftermath where people had started to stop their cars," Monty Clark said. "It was horrible. It was terrible. 

Lori Hinshaw told KOIN 6 News she was out on her porch when the crash happened.

"I heard a lady yell," she said, and went upstairs to look out her window. She said she was "creeped out" by what she saw.

"She was laying there a long time," Hinshaw said. "Sad for her poor family and for her. You know, when she got up that morning I'm sure she never thought this was going to happen to her, you know?"

Despite searching, officers haven't found the first driver or their car.

However, surveillance video shows what appears to be a dark-colored car hitting Diep after making a turn. The person who gave KOIN 6 News the video said it also shows a man and woman getting out of that car to look at the woman before fleeing. 

The second driver -- 42-year-old Brent A. Klausner -- remained on scene. He
was taken into custody and booked for DUII and reckless driving. He has since been released.

Another person drove around the road closure and into the crime scene -- narrowly missing an investigator. Officers stopped the driver -- 31-year-old Angel G. Cardona-Aguilar -- and took him into custody. He was booked for DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangering.

Marty Clarke said he was "kind of sick to my stomach. I don't want to cry on your camera or nothing, but it was horrible."

He said the driver who took off "is going to have some self-realization and they're really going to feel sick. I mean, if it was your kid or you, wouldn't you want somebody to stick around? I mean, think about that poor girl. I mean, her parents, you know? They deserve better than that."

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact PPB Officer David Enz at 503.823.2208.


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