Hillsboro police search for suspect in hit-and-run crash
UPDATE: Police said Tuesday, July 13, that the suspect and vehicle have been identified. The original story follows below.
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.
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