witnesses tell police the woman hit seemed disoriented
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
Police have arrested a woman suspected to be the driver in a hit-and-run that took the life of a woman in her 20s on the Burnside Bridge early Sunday morning.
Kemisha Anderson, 30, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail about six hours after she allegedly struck the female pedestrian mid-span on the bridge. Anderson was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and fail to perform the duties of a driver. Her bail was set at $7,500.
Witnesses say the woman who was hit had stumbled into the eastbound lane in a daze after she had apparently woken up from a slumber on the bridge at about 2:30 a.m.
The car that hit her and then took off was described as a white Chevrolet Impala.
Police arrived moments later. Officers called for medical response but the woman died at the scene. Her identity has not been released.
The Burnside Bridge was shut down for hours as major crash team investigators reconstructed the scene.
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