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Update: Suspect Vehicle Description - May 16, 2008 Fatal Hit & Run on Highway 211 south of Colton
06/26/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

(Note: Photographs of the type of vehicle believed involved in this incident are provided with this news release. Please note as mentioned below that the color is unknown.)
 
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The ongoing investigation into a May 2008 fatal vehicle / pedestrian hit & run crash on Highway 211 south of Colton has generated a lead through a forensic analysis of evidence found at the scene. Information related to a suspect vehicle in the crash that took the life of a 23-year old Molalla man is being released to help develop more leads in this case.
 
A forensic examination at the Oregon State Police (OSP) Portland Forensic Laboratory of damaged headlight fragments and assembly parts identified the suspect vehicle as an unknown color 1992 to 1996 Ford F-series Pickup or Bronco. Investigators believe the suspect vehicle received obvious front damage predominantly in the right front headlight area after striking the victim.
 
On May 16, 2008 at approximately 1:15 p.m. a utility worker spotted a body in the ditch on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 211 near milepost 17. The investigation indicates the victim, JUSTIN L. WHITE, age 23, from Molalla, was walking in the area of the highway toward Colton where his mother lives at about 2:00 a.m. when he was struck from behind by the northbound suspect vehicle.
 
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Oregon State Police Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.