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OSP Investigating Hit & Run Resulting in Death of 2 Pedestrians; Public Urged to Help Find Vehicle & Suspect - Highway 199 south of Cave Junction

October 30, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to locate the vehicle and driver involved in the death of two people early Wednesday morning who were reportedly struck by a vehicle on Highway 199 about two miles south of Cave Junction in Josephine County.

On October 30, 2013 at approximately 12:15 a.m., a report was received that two people were struck by a vehicle in the 27000 block of Highway 199 near milepost 30 south of Cave Junction. When emergency responders arrived, they confirmed two males were deceased and the involved vehicle was not at the scene.

Updated information indicates a vehicle driven by JARRED QUINN HOUSTON, age 21, from Cave Junction, stopped on the shoulder of the highway due to a possible mechanical problem. While at the location, another person identified as ROBERT ROB CALVIN, age 41, from Cave Junction, was walking in the area with a female witness. CALVIN and HOUSTON became involved in a verbal dispute that turned physical. As both men began fighting in the southbound lane of travel they were struck by the suspect vehicle that left the scene southbound without stopping.

The suspect vehicle is described as light colored, possibly beige or tan, 1980's style single cab Toyota pickup with matching color canopy and front end damage.

OSP has notified law enforcement agencies in northern California and southern Oregon to be on the lookout for the unidentified suspect vehicle and driver. Anyone with information to help in this investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.

Highway 199 was closed in both directions for over 4 hours.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Services Division are involved in the ongoing investigation. OSP assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District and ODOT.

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