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Zodiac Clark, 22, charged with manslaughter following August 12, 2019 fatal crash in southeast Portland - 08/13/19

August 13, 2019

Zodiac Clark, 22, charged with manslaughter following August 12, 2019 fatal crash in southeast Portland

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced the filing of a three count charging document against Zodiac Clark, 22, for allegedly recklessly causing the death of another person on August 12, 2019 during a two vehicle crash in the Hazelwood neighborhood of southeast Portland.

Clark was charged with one count of manslaughter in the second degree, one count of driving under the influence of an intoxicant and one count of reckless driving.

According to the charging document, Clark caused the death of 48-year-old Elena Davkina by recklessly operating a vehicle on a public roadway while being impaired by alcohol.

According to court documents, the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division responded to the intersection of Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on reports of a two vehicle crash. Upon arrival, law enforcement located a vehicle with significant passenger side damage and another vehicle with significant front end damage.

A probable cause affidavit states that based on the initial information, law enforcement determined Clark was traveling east on Southeast Division Street when his vehicle impacted the vehicle being driven by Ms. Davkina, who traveling south on Southeast 112th Avenue.

Ms. Davkina died at Oregon Health & Science University as a result of her injuries, according to court documents.

Upon arrival, officers contacted Clark who had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath, according to court documents. Law enforcement reported that Clark’s speech was slurred, records state.

A breath test showed Clark’s blood alcohol concentration to be .13%, according to the probable cause affidavit.

No additional information about this case can be released due to the ongoing investigation.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Clark is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Contact: Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Phone: 503.988.6567 | Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

Attached Media Files: PR-19-184-Zodiac_Clark.pdf
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