Aloha man jailed after fatal crash

Published Oct 8, 2012 at 05:00AM

ALOHA — Washington County deputies arrested a 22-year-old man accused of leaving the scene of an accident in which his passenger died.

The sheriff’s office says Scott Harris, of Aloha, has been charged with manslaughter, drunken driving and felony hit and run.

According to Sgt. David Thompson, Harris was behind the wheel in Aloha early Saturday when his car hit a large tree. His passenger, 20-year-old Kalin Morris, of Forest Grove, was trapped in the car with severe injuries. She later died at a hospital.

Deputies were told by witnesses that someone fled from the vehicle. Two hours later, they found Harris walking along a road and detained him.

Harris was jailed after receiving treatment for minor injuries at a hospital.

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