Oregon: Matthew Tyler Freeman faces DUI homicide charges & prison for killing Nicholas Horsey

DRIVER ARRESTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER AFTER KILLING PEDESTRIAN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

Nicolas Horsey had celebrated his birthday on Halloween and was walking home when  killed by DUI driver Portland Ore. 110115

Nicolas Horsey had celebrated his birthday on Halloween and was walking home when killed by DUI driver Portland Ore. 110115

PORTLAND, ORE. Portland Police Bureau reports that on Sunday November 1, 2015, at 1:01 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Lombard Street and Peninsular Avenue on the report of a single vehicle crash into a power pole.

Matthew Tyler Freeman faces trial and prison for DUI homicide. Portland Police photo

Matthew Tyler Freeman faces trial and prison for DUI homicide. Portland Police photo

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crashed green 1999 Ford Explorer on the northwest corner of the intersection with the driver still in the vehicle. A second person, initially thought to be a passenger in the vehicle, was found deceased and lying in the westbound lanes of the intersection.

Officers quickly learned that the second person, a 27-year-old male, was a pedestrian struck by the driver approximately one block to the East of the crash.

Officers observed signs of impairment on the driver, 21-year-old Mathew Tyler Freeman of North Portland, and learned from witnesses that Freeman was driving at a high rate of speed westbound on Lombard prior to striking the victim and crashing.

Investigators from the Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division as well as a Deputy District Attorney from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene.

Freeman was arrested on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Criminally Negligent Homicide, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

Freeman was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday.

Anyone with information about Freeman’s activities prior to the crash is asked to contact Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208, david.enz@portlandoregon.gov.