Hit-and-run driver returns to help, then bolts again, police say

Man hit by car days after deadly crash

PORTLAND, Ore. – A hit and run in East Portland sent one victim to the hospital Tuesday night, and the occupants of the vehicle provided some extra drama.

At 8:44 p.m., Portland police responded to a report that a pedestrian was struck by a driver at Southeast 148th Avenue and Division Street, and that the driver had fled the area.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found 21-year-old Dominique Hadley Mann suffering from traumatic injuries. Mann was taken by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and his current condition is not known.

Investigators said that the driver fled the area after striking Mann, but returned to help him.

Prior to police arrival, the driver left again.

Police said a woman, Amber Nichole Mensing, came to the scene and drove away in the suspect vehicle. Officers chased Mensing until she crashed at Southeast 150th Avenue and Main Street, where she was taken into custody.

Mensing faces charges of hindering prosecution, tampering with physical evidence, attempting to elude and reckless driving.

The driver has not been identified. Officers were searching the area for the man, described as a Hispanic male in his early 40s. 


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