PORTLAND -- A Vancouver man died and a second victim was taken to the hospital after a man in an SUV hit them near SE 85th Avenue and SE Division Street early Friday morning, then fled the scene and ditched the vehicle at 92nd and Division.
Police later Friday morning arrested Ashawntae Rosemon, 18, on accusations of second-degree manslaughter, DUII, failure to perform the duties of a driver, vehicle assault of a pedestrian, and reckless driving.
The dead man was identified late Friday morning as Dustin Finney, 28, of Vancouver.
An officer eastbound on Division about 1 a.m. was flagged down by a driver who said a cyclist had just been hit by a black SUV, according to Lt. Robert King.
A 17-year-old contacted to the officer and reported that he had also been hit. The teen was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Finney was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither cyclist knew each other and happened to be in the same place at the same time, King said.
The second victim, Kevin Phomma of Portland (pictured), told KGW he noticed someone riding behind him but didn't think much of it.
I just remember seeing this guy flying right in front of me, Phomma said, and then I just remember getting clipped and struck down.
Phomma said the driver was in the bike lane when he hit both victims.
I'm feeling lots of sadness, Phomma added I feel for the family of the other cyclist. I'm also just angry about how people are.
Police quickly created a search perimeter from SEDivision Street to SE Powell Street and SE82nd Avenue to SE 92nd Avenue. The SUV suspected of being driven in the hit-and-run was found abandoned at 92nd and Powell.
Police continue to look for a second suspect. Anyone with information was asked to call Officer Eric Koppang at (503) 823-2216 or Erik.Koppang@portlandoregon.gov.