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Update #2: OSP Updates Suspect Vehicle Description - Fatal Pedestrian Hit & Run Investigation
06/07/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

The ongoing investigation into Wednesday night's pedestrian hit-and-run fatal crash near Lane Community College has led the Oregon State Police (OSP) collision reconstructionist to update a suspect vehicle description. Based upon evidence at the scene, the suspect vehicle is now believed to be similar to a dark blue 2003 to 2007 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab 4 X 4 pickup. It is not known if the pickup is a 1/2 or 3/4 ton but it is believed to have a lift kit, possibly raised approximately 6 inches. The pickup should have right front corner damage including a broken turn signal assembly.

Two photographs of the updated general body style of the suspect vehicle are provided with this release. Please use these photographs in place of the previously released 4 photographs earlier today. Links valid 30 days.

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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.

Previously released information indicates 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.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Blaine Hlebechuk is the lead investigator.