Oregon Illegal Generic Mexican Hit & Run Crash
The reason the police havent released his name is because he is illegal and using fake ID and Names
Oregon State Police– 05/30/11
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning injury traffic crash on the Beltline Highway “flyover” above Interstate 5 in Springfield. An involved driver, who fled on foot and was later captured with the assistance of Springfield police and Lane County deputies, is being treated in a local hospital and has not been positively identified.
According to OSP Trooper Mike Pelkey, on May 29, 2011 at approximately 2:39 a.m. OSP and local emergency responders were dispatched to a reported two-vehicle crash on westbound Beltline Highway over Interstate 5. Preliminary investigation indicates a passenger car driven by MELISSA J. WHITE, age 38, from Eugene, was northbound on Interstate 5 and exited westbound onto Beltline Highway when she saw an erratically driven vehicle approaching from behind at a high rate of speed. WHITE said she tried to move to the right to avoid the vehicle but was struck in the driver side.
The other vehicle, a 1996 Volkswagen Jetta, then struck the concrete barrier and attached fencing, causing the fencing to break loose and fall onto Interstate 5. This vehicle began to roll numerous times before coming to rest on its wheels across Beltline Highway. WHITE then saw an adult Hispanic male get out of the car and try to get rides from another car and a taxi cab, but both drivers refused and said they were calling police.
The Hispanic male driver then fled on foot toward the Gateway Mall prior to police and fire personnel arriving.
A Springfield police sergeant spotted the suspect driver jumping over a fence and fall to the ground where he was detained. The suspect was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend where he is continuing to be treated for a non-life threatening injury. Alcohol is a confirmed factor in this crash and charges are pending.
WHITE had a possible injury and was checked at the scene by paramedics. She was not transported to a hospital.
OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
Photograph Source: Oregon State Police