8/29/2014

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Woman, 20, critically hurt in SE Portland crash

PORTLAND, Ore. – A 20-year-old woman was critically injured when the car she was riding in crashed into a tree in Southeast Portland Saturday night.

It happened in the 11100 block of Southeast Market Street at around 8:45 p.m., police said.

Investigators learned that the Volvo C70 convertible was heading westbound on Market Street when it failed to negotiate a left turn. The car hit one tree and snapped a second tree, police said.

Marissa Ann Conklin, 20, was thrown from the car during the crash. Police found her about 70 feet away from the snapped tree. She was taken to a Portland hospital with critical injuries.

Police said three other people were in the car during the crash. Eric Manuel Tarasov, 18, and Davontay Mosley, 17, were not hurt in the crash and remained at the scene. A fourth person ran away from the scene before police arrived. It’s unclear if he had a role in the crash. He has not been identified.

Investigators don’t yet know who was driving at the time of the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about the fourth person is asked to call Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213.

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