News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's OfficePosted: Oct. 30, 2012, 8:27 a.m.
Media and Interested Parties
Sheriff's Office looking for hit-and-run suspect; tips sought
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-32228
At about 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an injury hit-and-run crash that occurred near the intersection of South Redland Road and South Fischers Mill Road in Oregon City.
Injured in the crash was Edward Willits, age 73, of Estacada, a passenger in the car struck by the hit-and-run driver. His significant injuries required him to be transported to an area hospital for medical treatment.
The driver of the car struck by the hit-and-run driver, Robyn Willits, age 43, of Estacada, told deputies she was going east on Redland Road when she saw the suspect truck that hit her from a distance, waiting to pull out onto the road with its turn signal on.
Robyn Willits told deputies that -- without warning -- the truck then pulled out and struck the front of her car. The driver then left the crash scene.
A witness reported the suspect truck leaving the scene at a high rate of speed towards Oregon City on Redland Road.
The suspect vehicle was described as a fire-engine red, 2004-2007 Dodge Ram Crewcab pickup truck with a gasoline engine. It was stock height, had high intensity (HID) style headlights and fog lights, LED taillights made up of many smaller red lights, an LED license plate light, and a "headache bar" (metal rack) over the rear of the cab. The truck should have significant damage to the front center and passenger side front corner. It may be missing a passenger-side headlight from the crash.
An example photograph of the suspect truck is posted at left.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this crime.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-32228.
The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.
Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-32228.
Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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