Crash Scene

OSP said the preliminary investigation revealed that this black 1999 Mercedes C28 was traveling eastbound on Highway 46 when it struck a pedestrian in the roadway. The driver fled the scene.

One person is hospitalized and law enforcement agents are looking for the driver in a hit and run case in Josephine County.

Oregon State Police troopers (OSP) began their investigation following a report of a pedestrian stuck by a vehicle on Highway 46 (Caves Highway) near the intersection of Laurel Road in rural Josephine County.

OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the incident at approximately 1:49 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.

In a release, OSP said the preliminary investigation revealed that a black 1999 Mercedes C28 was traveling eastbound on Highway 46 when it struck a pedestrian in the roadway.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene prior to the arrival of first responders. The unidentified pedestrian was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center (*OSP) and reference Case #SP19-384956.

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