Jury convicts driver in 2017 Portland fatal hit-run

Crime

Luis Silva Echeverria-Navarrete to be sentenced June 29

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Luis Silva Echeverria-Navarrete was convicted of manslaughter in the first degree Wednesday as well as several other charges associated with a deadly hit-and-run that took place in North Portland roughly three-and-half years ago.

On November 26, 2017, Echeverria-Navarrete ran through a red light in a black BMW and collided with a man, Daniel Ramsey, 24, and sent him flying a block down the road in the St. Johns neighborhood. Ramsey died from his injuries as a result.

Echeverria-Navarrete fled the scene before police could get significant suspect information. It wasn’t until more than two years after the deadly crash that Navarrete was arrested.

Echeverria-Navarrete had spoken to friends about being involved in two crashes a couple of years ago, according to court documents. Moreover, he talked about a hit-and-run in Portland and an earlier crash where he was drunk while driving his girlfriend home to Hillsboro in a BMW, the documents said. He was eventually captured at a traffic stop in January of 2020.

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that along with the manslaughter charge, a jury found Echeverria-Navarrete guilty of failing to perform the duties of a driver to an injured person, reckless driving, and 3 counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Schmidt’s office said Echeverria-Navarrete is scheduled to be sentenced on June 29.

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