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OSP Investigating Possible Hit & Run Injury Crash near Aurora
Sergeant Dan Swift
Oregon State Police - Portland
(503) 731-3020 ext. 267

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into an early Saturday morning incident that left an Aurora man seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 99E north of Aurora.
Preliminary investigation indicates on October 31, 2009 at approximately 1:00 a.m. OSP Northern Command Center dispatch and Clackamas County 9-1-1 began receiving reports of a possible intoxicated man walking down the center of Highway 99E near Lone Elder Road just north of the Clackamas / Marion County line.  Officers from Aurora and Canby police departments initially responded and found BENJAMIN STORY, age 23, from Aurora, lying on the south side of Highway 99E seriously injured.  STORY had been struck by a vehicle that left the scene.  He was transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.
OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office responded to the scene and initiated an investigation.  Evidence collected at the scene indicates STORY was possibly struck by an unknown Toyota model vehicle that should have damage to the front end and hood area.
Highway 99E was closed between Barlow Road and Lone Elder Road for about 90 minutes while the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated.
Anyone with information regarding this collision or the suspect vehicle is asked to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 503-731-3030.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Canby Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Canby Fire Department, and ODOT.