Washington Co. Sheriff's Office

Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) arrest the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian.

On Friday, March 17, 2023, at 3:48 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle. When deputies arrived, they learned a person was crossing Tualatin Valley Highway in a crosswalk near SW 178th Avenue when a white 2001 Volvo S60 struck the person and then crashed into a power pole. The pedestrian was killed in the crash. 

The driver, 32-year-old Emanuel Starr, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and was released a few hours later. 

The Sheriff’s Office Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene to investigate the crash. Through CART’s investigation, investigators believe Starr was impaired and driving at a high rate of speed when the crash happened. 

This afternoon, investigators on CART arrested Starr for several charges related to the crash, including manslaughter in the second degree, driving under the influence of intoxicants, and reckless driving. Starr was lodged in the Washington County Jail.

The pedestrian’s name is not being released now. 

Tualatin Valley Highway was closed for several hours so CART members could investigate the crash and Portland General Electric could repair their damaged equipment.