On Monday, September 3, 2018 at approximately 8:45 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a hit and run collision on Hwy 126E near milepost 47.5
Preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle was traveling westbound and struck a pedestrian, John S. Houdeshell, age 71, from Yreka, CA, who was crossing the highway. Houdeshell sustained critical injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at River Bend in Springfield.
Hwy 126E was partially closed for three hours following the collision.
Through evidence collected the Oregon State Police believes that that suspect vehicle is a 2004 – 2010 Toyota Sienna light colored minivan, with either a CE or LE trim package. The suspect vehicle will have notable exterior damage to include damaged right headlight assembly and missing the right side mirror.