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Suspect arrested after pedestrian hit in Corvallis

Melissa Gorby, 57, of Corvallis faces charges of failure to perform the duties of a driver and fourth-degree felony assault.

Posted: Jul 28, 2020 1:16 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A woman was arrested after a pedestrian was hit in Corvallis on Monday.

Melissa Gorby, 57, of Corvallis faces charges of failure to perform the duties of a driver and fourth-degree felony assault.

Police said it happened at about 6:20 p.m. Authorities received a report that a woman had been hit by a vehicle while lying in the roadway in the 100 block of SW Adams Street.

A 54-year-old Corvallis woman was taken to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, where she remains in critical but stable condition.

The driver involved in the crash left the scene before police arrived.

Surveillance video captured the vehicle and a photo was posted to the Corvallis Police Department Facebook page.

On Tuesday, an off-duty officer recognized the vehicle, and police found the suspect vehicle and owner in south Corvallis.

Through interviews, Gorby was identified and arrested, police said. She was taken to the Benton County Jail.

The police department thanked the callers, witnesses and the local business that provided the security camera footage for their assistance.

Any additional witnesses should contact Officer Makenna Jantzi at 541-766-6924.

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