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  Hit and Run results in murder charge   Roy Lawrence Bennett charged with murder  

Story by Yi Lin - The Oregon Herald
Published on Tuesday March 23, 2021 - 3:09 AM
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PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, police investigated a crash at North Crawford Street under the North Philadelphia Avenue bridge ramp viaduct.

Officers located a person with serious, life threatening injuries after he was hit by a car in the Cathedral Park Neighborhood near the St Johns Bridge.

The driver of the suspect's car had left the scene.

Later, police arrested 29-year-old Roy Lawrence Bennett in northeast Portland for Assault I and Attempted Murder, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (hit and run),and taken to the Multnomah County jail.

The victim in this incident died. Bennett was charged with Murder in the Second Degree.