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A pedestrian walking on the shoulder of Highway 26 near Northeast Brookwood Parkway was injured and transported to a hospital.

UPDATE: Police said Tuesday, July 13, that the suspect and vehicle have been identified. The original story follows below.

COURTESY PHOTO: HILLSBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT - The Hillsboro Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash between a pedestrian and a box truck Monday morning, July 12.Hillsboro Police are looking for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run crash between a pedestrian and a box truck on U.S. Highway 26 in Hillsboro Monday morning, July 12.

Officers responded to a reported injury crash near Northeast Brookwood Parkway on Highway 26 shortly after 5 a.m., Hillsboro Police Department officials said in a statement hours later.

They discovered a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle heading eastbound on the highway, police said, adding that the vehicle left the scene before officers arrived.

The victim, a 52-year-old man, had been walking on the shoulder of the highway when the vehicle hit him, said Sgt. Clint Chrz, a spokesperson for the Hillsboro Police Department.

Officers aided the victim and applied tourniquets to his injuries, police said.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with severe non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

"At this time, the Hillsboro Police Department is investigating this crash as a felony crime involving a hit-and-run," police said. "The suspect vehicle is described as a 26-foot, yellow and white, or orange and white box truck."

The vehicle was possibly seen at the 7-Eleven store at 5456 N.E. Brookwood Parkway shortly before the crash, police said.

Detectives are trying to obtain surveillance footage from the store to help identify the vehicle, Chrz said.

Anyone who witnessed or has information on this crash is being asked to contact Hillsboro Police Officer Tyler Steinbach at 503-629-0111 and reference HPD case #21-11481. He can be reached through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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