June 27, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to find and identify the commercial vehicle and driver involved in an early Thursday morning hit & run crash that critically injured an adult male pedestrian along Interstate 5 south of Roseburg. The pedestrian was identified later and family notified.
On June 27, 2013 between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m., a male pedestrian identified as GABRIEL RYAN JOHNSON, age 31, was walking on the southbound shoulder of Interstate 5 near milepost 116. Evidence at the scene indicates an unknown commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer struck the pedestrian and then the center concrete barrier before continuing southbound without remaining at the scene. The commercial truck may have fresh damage to the driver side left front corner and/or side. There is no confirmed color or other description.
JOHNSON, who has family in Harrisburg and a previous listed Pendleton address, is believed to be transient with no known permanent residence. JOHNSON was transported by ground ambulance to Mercy Medical Center and then transferred by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had no identification on his person, delaying positive identification and family notification.
OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office were assisted at the scene by Douglas County Sheriff's Office and local EMS responders. OSP Senior Trooper Robert Gorman is the lead investigator.
Anyone with information to help identify the involved vehicle and driver is asked to contact OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068.
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