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Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Hit & Run Investigation - 30th Avenue near Lane Community College
06/07/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Oregon State Police (OSP) and Lane County Sheriff's Office is continuing to ask for the public's help to locate the suspect vehicle and driver involved in Wednesday night's pedestrian hit-and-run crash along 30th Avenue near Lane Community College (LCC). The 18-year old male pedestrian died early Thursday morning at a Springfield-area hospital.

According to Master Sergeant Lang Hinkle, on June 6, 2012 at approximately 10:13 p.m., BRYSON MICHAEL KRISSIE, age 18, was walking eastbound along the shoulder on 30th Avenue just west of LCC near Gonyea Street when he was struck from behind by an unidentified pickup. According to a witness traveling westbound, the pickup was driving erratically before striking the victim and continued eastbound from the scene without stopping.

KRISSIE was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend where he died about 12:30 a.m. KRISSIE was living in Eugene and was a part-time student at LCC. He is from the Dexter area and was a volunteer junior firefighter for Dexter Rural Fire Department.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored late 1990's to early 2000 Chevrolet extended cab pickup. It is believed the pickup is raised or "lifted" about 6 inches and there is no license plate information. Evidence found at the scene indicates the pickup should have front damage. Photographs provided with this release are of a similar year, color and model of the suspect vehicle investigators are looking for.

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OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Blaine Hlebechuk is the lead investigator. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888 or email tips in this case to crimetips2OSP@state.or.us. Email tips will be monitored by the Criminal Investigation Division, reviewed and then forwarded to the lead investigator(s) for follow-up investigation. Emails should include specific details including the type of case and tip information related to the criminal investigation. Even though tips may be received anonymously, email authors are encouraged to provide contact information for follow-up by the investigator(s), if needed.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, Goshen Fire Department, Springfield Fire Department, and Eugene Fire Department.

Note: Dexter Fire Chief Guy Harshbarger is available to answer questions about the victim's work for his fire department. Office number is 541-937-3045. The victim's family is not available at this time to answer questions.