The Latest: Police identify man after hit-and-run crash

CORRECTS TO MOTORIST-Clothing is strewn on the sidewalk at a scene where pedestrians were hit by a motorist in Portland, Ore., Friday, May 25, 2018. Police say three women have been injured in a hit-and-run crash near Portland State University. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Latest on hit-and-run crash in Portland, Oregon (all times local):

10:36 p.m.

A man suspected of crashing into three women on a downtown Portland, Oregon, sidewalk and then leaving the scene has been identified.

Sixty-one-year-old Greg Phillip Porter was arrested within hours of the crash. He is being held at the Multnomah County jail on several counts, including three counts each of attempted murder and assault.

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said police haven't determined a motive.

Simpson says someone called 911 after spotting a blue sport utility vehicle that matched the description of the car.

The crash happened Friday morning near Portland State University. Two of the three women were seriously injured.

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1:25 p.m.

Police have arrested a driver suspected of crashing into three women on a downtown Portland sidewalk and then leaving the scene.

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says someone called 911 after spotting a blue sport utility vehicle that matched the description of the car.

Simpson said police haven't determined a motive and know little about the man. Authorities are getting a search warrant so they can seize the car as evidence.

The crash happened Friday morning near Portland State University. Two of the three women were seriously injured.

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1:05 p.m.

Police say they have found the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Portland that injured three people walking on a sidewalk.

The announcement Friday came shortly after police said they were looking for a blue 2005 Mazda Tribute with gray bumpers.

Footage from news helicopters Friday shows officers arresting a man from that type of a vehicle. The car has significant damage to its front end. Police haven't confirmed if he's the suspect.

Two women were seriously injured in the crash.

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12:10 p.m.

Portland State University student Kat Caputo was talking to a friend by the light-rail station when she heard a commotion and turned around.

She says she saw two women lying on the sidewalk and another leaning against a brick wall.

Others were shouting that a car had jumped the curb, struck the women and sped away. Caputo says one of the women had a huge bruise on her back and screamed when the paramedics touched it.

Caputo says she was shaken because she was running late and might have been hit herself otherwise.

More than an hour after the incident, a green sweater, a pair of sneakers, a pink slipper and one black bike glove lay scattered on the sidewalk near a small splash of blood.

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11:20 a.m.

Police say three women have been injured in a hit-and-run crash near Portland State University.

Portland police Sgt. Chris Burley say the vehicle hit the women while they were on a sidewalk Friday morning and left the scene. He says two women suffered life-threatening injuries.

Burley says police are still looking for the driver. He did not provide a description of the vehicle, but witnesses have described as a blue SUV.

He declined to say whether investigators believe the driver intended to hit the pedestrians.

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10:55 a.m.

Authorities say paramedics are tending to "multiple patients" after a hit-and-run driver struck pedestrians in downtown Portland.

Portland Fire and Rescue says the crash happened Friday morning near Portland State University.

Police have not said how many people have been hit, or describe the extent of their injuries.

Chris Tinnin, who works at Portland State, tells The Oregonian/OregonLive he saw at least two women on the ground.

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