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Story by Larry Fitzpatrick - The Oregon Herald
Published on Thursday March 17, 2011 - 6:22 PM
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Update 3/17/2011, 6:22 PM

The family members of last nights fatal pedestrian hit and run crash victim have been notified. The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Lori Noelle Kerr of Portland. The Portland Police Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash and is asking that anyone with additional information about this incident call Officer Busse at 503 823-2316.

Last night Portland Police responded to a pedestrian hit and run crash at Northeast 91st Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Witnesses said the vehicle was seen westbound on Northeast Sandy Boulevard and described the car as a tan or brown van or SUV with front end damage.

Following an area search of the neighborhoods near the crash, officers located the vehicle abandoned near Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast 82nd Avenue. The 1993 Mercury Villager Van was recovered from that location. After further investigation, officers learned the driver of the van, 36-year-old Aaron Miles Arrell, was staying at a motel near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 97th Avenue. Arrell was taken into custody from that location by the Major Crash Team investigators.