Deputies: Passenger dies at hospital after crash; driver left the scene

Deputies: Passenger dies at hospital after crash; driver left the scene
Scott David Harris

ALOHA, Ore. – Deputies arrested an Aloha man who they said crashed his car early Saturday morning and left a seriously injured woman in the car when he left the scene.

Washington County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a single car crash on SW Gassner Road near Grabhorn Road just after 3:30 a.m.

Witnesses told deputies that they believed at least one person left the scene after the crash.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue crews said a woman was trapped in the car when they arrived.

Crews pulled 20-year-old Kalin Rose Morris from the car. She was taken to OHSU in Portland where she later died.

Deputies determined that at least one person left the scene after the crash. They began to look for the missing driver.

Two hours after the crash, deputies found 22-year-old Scott David Harris walking on SW 209th Avenue. Deputies suspected he was the driver and detained him.

Harris was taken to a hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. He was then arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail.

Harris faces charges of felony hit and run, manslaughter and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Investigators said Harris was driving a Pontiac Grand Am on SW Gassner Road when he lost control of the car and it went off the road. The car hit a large tree, breaking it in half.

The car was completely destroyed and Morris was trapped inside.

Deputies ask anyone with information on Harris’ location before the crash to call Corporal Nick Markos at 503-846-2700.