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Update: Investigation Continuing After Vehicle and Driver of Interest Located - Injury Auto / Pedestrian Crash north of Aurora
11/03/2009
Sergeant Dan Swift
Oregon State Police - Portland
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 267
Pager: (503) 323-6047
 
Secondary Contact:
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247
Pager: (503) 323-3195

Oregon State Police troopers have located the vehicle of interest and identified its driver involved in an early Saturday morning incident that left an Aurora man seriously injured after he was struck by a vehicle on Highway 99E north of Aurora.
 
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 by LifeFlight 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 indicated STORY was possibly struck by an unknown Toyota model vehicle that should have damage to the front end and hood area.
 
Following the initial investigation, troopers learned of a 9-1-1 call by an individual about 45 minutes after the initial reports advising he may have struck something along Highway 99E in the area north of Aurora. The follow up investigation located and confirmed a white 2007 Toyota RAV sport utility vehicle driven by LARRY SCOTT VANG, age 46, from Salem, was the vehicle that struck STORY. VANG was enroute from Gresham to Salem.
 
No enforcement action has been taken and the investigation is continuing.
 
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call OSP Senior Trooper Jason Lindland at (503) 731-3020 ext. 457.
 
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