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Gresham Police Arrest Hit And Run Driver

Gresham, Oregon – Gresham police have arrested the driver from a hit and run crash early Monday morning. It happened near 182nd and Wilkes road. A car was speeding when it crashed into a semi-truck trailer. 19-year-old Julio Montella was caught a short time after the crash. A woman inside the car who was hurt, is recovering and will survive. We’ve learned the two were the only people involved. Police are not looking for anyone else on this case.

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Gresham Police arrested the driver in a hit and run that caused serious injuries to the vehicle’s passenger. This morning at 2:12 a.m., police responded to the report of a disoriented female stating she was injured and trapped inside a vehicle. Officers located the vehicle on NE Wilkes Rd. just east of NE 181st Ave. The adult female was extricated from the vehicle and transported to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. The driver had fled from the vehicle.

At 3:23 a.m., a driver was flagged down by a male at NE 162nd Ave. and NE Russell St. The male was bleeding from the head and claimed that he was the backseat passenger of the vehicle. The male, later identified as 19-year-old Julio Bautista Montella of Portland, was transported to the hospital to be treated for his head injuries.

Further investigation revealed that there were no other people in the vehicle and Bautista Montella was the driver. After being released from the hospital, he was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Felony Hit and Run, Assault II, DUI Marijuana, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, and Criminal Mischief II.



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