Driver arrested in hit-run crash that killed pedestrian on 82nd Avenue

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The driver suspected of killing a pedestrian during a hit-and-run crash on 82nd Avenue early Monday morning is in police custody, authorities say.

Police arrested Portland resident Skyler Lee-Stiles, 26, shortly after his car struck the person crossing Southeast 82nd Avenue mid-block of the intersection connected to Flavel Street.

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Investigators say Lee-Stiles was “speeding through a work zone” at the time of the crash and left the scene before officers arrived. His vehicle has been seized as evidence in the case.

Skyler Lee-Stiles appears in court. February 6, 2024 (KOIN).
Skyler Lee-Stiles appears in court. February 6, 2024 (KOIN).

Lee-Stiles faces charges of criminally negligent homicide, failure to perform the duties of a driver (death), and tampering with evidence.

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The identity of the pedestrian has yet to be shared with the public, but KOIN 6 found that his death marks the second death on 82nd Avenue in 2024 – just two months into the new year.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov, attention: Traffic Investigations Unit. Reference Case No. 24-28665.

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