- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 20-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter and reckless driving in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a teenage girl in Portland.

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah appeared in court Monday for the death of 15-year-old Fallon Smart, who was struck as she walked across a street last week.

Police say Noorah had been driving on a suspended license and speeding when his car hit the girl.

Witnesses reported that the vehicle made no attempt to stop after the collision.

Police say Noorah later returned to the crash site and was arrested.

Noorah’s attorney argued Monday for the release of her client, who is from Saudi Arabia and studying at Portland Community College on scholarship. She says he’s not a flight risk.

But a judge ordered him held on $1 million bail.

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