PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The suspected driver in a deadly hit-and-run accident in Portland has been arrested in Bellingham, Wash.
U.S. Marshals took 23-year-old Ashley Chavez into custody as she was leaving a restaurant Friday. Portland police say she will face manslaughter and other charges.
Investigators believe she was behind the wheel when a car struck-and-killed 63-year-old Nancy Schoeffler, whose body found lying on West Burnside Street after 11 p.m. on March 31.
The alleged passenger in the car was arrested Memorial Day and charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence.
Norm Frink, chief deputy for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, says the women had been at a Portland Timbers soccer game on the night of the collision, and were drinking before and after the game.