February 19 2019
Today, January 22, 2019, 29-year-old Nicholas M. Woods was arrested and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center in connected with this crash. He was booked on numerous charges including Reckless Driving and Failing to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Serious Injury.
Officers are still conducting a traffic investigation into Sunday's event. The passenger, Cherie Swanson, is still listed in serious but non-life threatening condition at a local area hospital. The person-of-interest, Nicholas Woods, is now listed as the suspect in the investigation.
Woods may be injured from the crash. The family of Nicholas Woods and the Portland Police Bureau are requesting that anyone with information about Woods' whereabouts contact the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, 503-823-2103.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that the driver left the scene on foot but that there were two passengers in the vehicle. One of the passengers, 34-year-old Cherie Marie Swanson, was suffering from traumatic injuries and was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Her injuries are life-threatening.
The other passenger, Swanson's fiancé, was treated at the scene.
The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation into the crash. Preliminary information indicates that the driver was traveling southbound on 92nd Avenue at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into several parked cars before coming to a stop.
Based on information learned during the investigation, 29-year-old Nicholas Woods has been identified as a person-of-interest in this investigation as the driver who fled the scene of the crash. Anyone with information about Woods' whereabouts is asked to contact the Portland Police's Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.