PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The estate of a woman who was fatally struck while trying to cross a freeway to a Portland homeless camp seeks $2 million in a lawsuit against the driver.
The driver was convicted of hit-and-run driving and driving while under the influence of intoxicants in the August 2016 death of Savannah Munden. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports prosecutors didn't pursue homicide charges after deciding there wasn't evidence that a sober motorist could have avoided the woman in the nighttime crash on U.S. 26.
Investigators also weren't able to determine whether the impact of the drunk driver's car killed Munden or if it was the impact from a second vehicle.
Munden's fiance suffered injuries in the crash and filed a separate $2.5 million lawsuit.
Both suits were filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
- Estate of woman who died crossing Oregon freeway sues for $2M
- Salem woman struck and killed on freeway
- Oregon woman sues Home Depot for $1.5M after termination
- Oregon woman who lost legs in accident sues rail companies
- Oregon transgender woman sues insurance companies over face surgery
- Portland jury awards nearly $2M to man injured by car
- Light rail station shooting suspect held on $2M bail
- Estate of pregnant woman killed by falling tree files suit
- Basketball player sues the University of Oregon
- Oregon Senator sues governor, state revenue department