Suspect arrested in hit-and-run that killed 68-year-old woman

Suspect arrested in hit-and-run that killed 68-year-old woman
Brandon Paine-Smith (left) and Kayla Jo Holden

SALEM, Ore. – Police arrested the man who they said was driving in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 68-year-old Salem woman and injured her son last week.

Officers arrested Brandon Paine-Smith at a home in the 500 block of 22nd Street SE early Wednesday morning. Police said they took him into custody after a brief negotiation. The woman who lives at the home, 46-year-old Kimberly Doan, was arrested on one count of hindering the prosecution.

The crash happened at around 10:45 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the Lucky Fortune Restaurant at 1401 Lancaster Drive NE, police said.

Paine-Smith and his passenger, Kayla Jo Holden, were inside the Ford Focus when it hit Tom Cheung, 37, and his 68-year-old mother, Kow Lan Cheung-Lin. The family owns the Lucky Fortune restaurant.

Kow Lan Cheung-Lin was taken to a Salem hospital where she died from her injuries. Tom Cheung had minor injuries, police said.

Police said the car was abandoned not far from the restaurant.

Paine-Smith was taken to the Marion County Jail. He faces charges of manslaughter (1st degree), assault (2nd degree), failure to perform duties of a driver and parole violation.

Police are still looking for Kayla Jo Holden. She’s described as a white woman who is 5’4’’ tall and weighs 155 pounds. Police said she has shoulder-length brown hair and hazel eyes. Her hair was dyed red at the time of the crash. She has a felony warrant for parole violation and Holden has a felony warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, police said.

Anyone with information about Holden or the crime is asked to call Salem police at 503-588-6050.