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Deputies chase down suspect of three Clackamas hit-and-runs


by: CCSO - Bayron Rene Estrada AldanaOn Thursday morning, sheriff's deputies arrested a single suspect who was reportedly involved in three hit-and-run incidents around Clackamas County before fleeing his vehicle.

After about 15 minutes of mayhem, the suspect, identified as Bayron Rene Estrada Aldana, 33, of Happy Valley, was taken into custody at 11:03 a.m. near King and Linwood roads. Aldana was reported uninjured, and deputies say they have evidence to believe he was under the influence at the time of the incident. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail and booked on charges of hit-and-run and reckless driving.

The incident began at 10:49 a.m. on Dec. 13, when 911 was alerted to a hit-and-run collision on the offramp to Sunnyside Road from I-205 southbound. The suspect vehicle reportedly crashed into two other vehicles on the onramp then fled the scene. Two victims with currently unknown injuries were transported by AMR.

The suspect vehicle in the case was reported as a white, larger two-door pickup.

Following this first collision, a citizen began following a suspect vehicle while staying on the phone with 911—offering constant updates to authorities on the vehicle's whereabouts. The citizen followed the suspect through west on Sunnyside Road. The suspect was reportedly running red lights and speeding.

The suspect vehicle then engaged in a second collision at 10:52 a.m. This collision was with one other vehicle at Harmony and Linwood roads. One victim was injured in this second collision and transported by ambulance. Their condition is unknown at this time.

A third, final collision with a fence happened at 10:56 a.m., on the 10500 block of Linwood. At this point, the suspect reportedly fled the vehicle to the northwest, running through a residential backyard.

Deputies arrived seconds after this third collision and gave chase. The suspect was described as being dressed all in black and carrying a backpack. Deputies set up containment, and witnesses pointed deputies in the direction of the suspect's flight.

The suspect vehicle, which had heavy front-end damage, was towed from the scene.