SEASIDE, Ore. -- One man died and another was seriously injured after they were hit by a vehicle in Seaside on Saturday night.
The driver of the vehicle, 38-year-old Corissa Barnett of Seaside, was arraigned Monday in Clatsop County and charged with first-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, third-degree assault, felony strangulation, two counts of hit-and-run and DUII. Bail was set at $500,000 and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Monday, Oct. 9.
On Saturday night, at about 10 p.m., Seaside police officers responded to a report of a woman being assaulted at a residence in Seaside. When they arrived, police say Barnett, driving a silver Dodge Durango, charged at them and hit a police car and drove away. As police searched for the Durango, they came upon the crash scene.
Officers found the first victim, 42-year-old Robert Miles, of Hammond, who had been hit by a vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, 41-year-old Abdirisak Mohamed, of Longview, Washington, was taken to a Portland trauma hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries.
According to police, Barnett drove the Durango onto the sidewalk, hit a bus shelter, kept going and then jumped another sidewalk before crashing into a lamppost. When police arrived, Barnett was walking away from the scene. Witnesses identified her and she was detained by police.
Barnett was taken to an Astoria hospital with minor injuries and released to jail.