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6/28/2013
Oregon State Patrol seeks trucker involved in hit and run

The Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help to find and identify the tractor-trailer and driver involved in an early morning hit-and-run crash that critically injured an adult male pedestrian along Interstate 5 south of Roseburg.

On Thursday, June 27, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. a male pedestrian was walking on the southbound shoulder of Interstate 5 near milepost 116. According to a news release from the state patrol, evidence at the scene indicates an unknown tractor-trailer struck the pedestrian and then the center concrete barrier before continuing southbound without remaining at the scene.

The truck may have fresh damage to the driver side left front corner and/or side. There is no confirmed color or other description.

The unidentified man, believed to be a transient, was transported by ground ambulance to Mercy Medical Center and then transferred by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

He was listed in critical condition on Friday, but OSP Lt. Gregg Hastings said he is expected to recover. The man had no identification, and OSP is following up on leads to positively identify him.

Anyone with information to help identify the involved vehicle and driver is asked to contact OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068.

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