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Hit-and-Run Crash Kills Student Near LCC

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police troopers need your help finding the driver who killed a volunteer firefighter in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday night near Lane Community College.

Bryson Krissie, 18, was walking along the shoulder on 30th Avenue.

He was just west of LCC near Gonyea Road when a truck hit him from behind.

State troopers say paramedics took Krissie to the hospital, but he died early Thursday morning.

A witness reported a pickup driving erratically just before Krissie was hit.

Krissie was a volunteer junior firefighter for the Dexter Rural Fire Protection District.

“This young man was just getting to know what he wanted to do in life, where he was gonna go and seeing the exuberance and enthusiasm he had towards our career makes it pretty tough,” said Fire Chief Guy Harshbarger.

Investigators are looking for a dark-colored 1990s to 2000 Chevy extended cab pickup. They also think it might be lifted about six inches.

This is the second deadly hit-and-run case in the area in less than a month.

If you have any information about the investigation, call Oregon State Police at 800-452-7888 or email crimetips2OSP@state.or.us.

Photo courtesy of the Krissie family.

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