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Deputies seek driver seen in area of hit-and-run near Cottage Grove

This happened around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday night near the intersection of Hillside Drive and Howard Loop near Cottage Grove.

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 12:25 PM
Updated: Jun 14, 2021 2:03 PM

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. -- Lane County deputies are looking for a driver who was in the area of a hit-and-run crash near Cottage Grove Sunday night.

A pedestrian was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after the collision, which happened near the intersection of Hillside Drive and Howard Loop at about 5:45 p.m. The involved vehicle reportedly fled the scene.

MORE: ONE PERSON TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER HIT-AND-RUN CRASH NEAR COTTAGE GROVE

Now, deputies say they are looking to speak with the driver of a dark green Ford pickup that was in the area. Authorities describe the driver as an older white man about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds. He has gray hair and a gray beard. 

The pickup truck may have fresh damage to the front, including a broken or cracked bug shield. 

Lane County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and Cottage Grove Police Department are investigating the crash. If you have any information, contact the sheriff's office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.

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