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Booking photo: Ulises Romero
Booking photo: Ulises Romero
Sheriff's Office arrests driver who crossed median into opposing lane on Sunnyside, hit oncoming car, yelled at victim driver, left scene (Photo) - 04/17/19

Please reference CCSO Case # 19-008633

Video of suspect driver leaving scene (.mp4 format):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlc87cegdppx6tv/19-008633-SuspectLeavesCrashScene.mp4?dl=0

At approximately 5:10 p.m. on April 15, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the report of a traffic collision at the intersection of SE Sunnyside Rd and SE Stevens Rd in Happy Valley, OR. The 911 caller told dispatchers the vehicle that had caused the crash was leaving the scene.

As responding deputies later learned, suspect driver Ulises Romero -- 30, of Gresham -- had been heading west in his White Chrysler 300 on SE Sunnyside Rd. when he intentionally drove over the concrete median and into the oncoming traffic lane. He then collided head-on with an approaching car.

The victim driver had been proceeding east on Sunnyside. When the victim driver first saw the Romero drive over the median and into her lane, she abruptly stopped. The suspect did not stop -- and collided with her car.

Romero then exited his vehicle and started to yell obscenities at the victim driver. Romero got back in his White Chrysler 300 and appeared as though he was going to leave. The victim driver exited her vehicle and yelled at the suspect to stop. As seen in the above-linked video, Romero maneuvered around the victim and her vehicle and left the scene.

The victim was not injured.

A responding deputy quickly located the suspect driver as he exited his vehicle at a nearby gas station. The suspect was taken into custody for failing to perform the duties of a driver. He was booked into Clackamas County Jail on charges including:

  • Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Probation Violation -- Assault IV

Several witnesses to this incident remained on scene and provided detailed statements to law enforcement.

A booking photo of Ulises Romero is attached.

Video of Romero leaving the scene (.mp4 format) is available from this Dropbox address:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlc87cegdppx6tv/19-008633-SuspectLeavesCrashScene.mp4?dl=0


ADDITIONAL INFO SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information or video in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 19-008633.

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Attached Media Files: Booking photo: Ulises Romero
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