Police make arrest in hit-and-run death of Nancy Schoeffler

Police make arrest in hit-and-run death of Nancy Schoeffler

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland police have made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a woman killed on West Burnside Street in March and are seeking another person possibly connected to the crime.

Nancy Schoeffler, 63, was killed at about 11:20 p.m. on March 31 after being struck near the 2800 block of West Burnside where the street climbs into the West Hills area.

Police said they arrested Angela Dawn Kaps-Collins, 43, on Monday in Beaverton and recovered the car they believe is involved in the incident. In a press release, police said tips from the public to Crime Stoppers assisted in the investigation.

Investigators are seeking one more person, Ashley Chavez, who is the woman suspected of driving the car, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland Police.

Police said they've gain information to lead them to believe that Chavez is in Pueblo, Colo.

Investigators said that Schoeffler was crossing West Burnside Street on foot when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the area westbound on Burnside. She died at the scene.

Police later said the vehicle they were looking for is a 1996-2008 black Honda or Acura sedan with damage to the hood and front windshield.

Neighbors at her home in Corbett watched on Monday as investigators moved in to arrest Kaps-Collins.

Justin Butte said police towed away a black Honda from her house that had damange on the front end. He said somebody at the house was trying to replace parts on the car.

The suspects were initially described as two white females in their mid- to late-20s with blond hair and possibly wearing hats with Portland Timbers logos. A Portland Timbers soccer match had taken place in the hours before the crash.

A law enforcement source told KATU News that the suspects were drinking at the soccer game and decided to try and cover up the crash after hitting Schoeffler. They also decided to hide the vehicle involved but the source did not specify where or how.

Kaps-Collins was taken to the Multnomah County Jail on charges of hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence.