“Hit-and-Run Victim Found in North Eugene, Authorities Seek Information on Deceased Woman – Case #23-3863”

By | July 24, 2023

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The Lane County Sheriff’s Office in Eugene, Oregon, is investigating a tragic hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of a woman. On the morning of July 21, a business employee in the area of Prairie Road and Leghorn Road made a distressing discovery when they found a female body near some shrubbery. The Sheriff’s Office was immediately notified and responded to the scene.

Upon examination, authorities confirmed that the woman had sustained multiple recent injuries, indicating that she had been struck by a vehicle. The incident is believed to have occurred on the previous night, around 11 p.m., on Prairie Road near Leghorn Road. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking information from the public to assist in solving the case.

Although the victim’s identity has been established by the Sheriff’s Office, it is being withheld until her next of kin can be notified. This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of responsible and accountable driving. Hit-and-run accidents not only result in loss of life but also leave families and communities devastated.

Authorities have described the suspect vehicle as possibly being charcoal or gray metallic in color, and it may be missing a sideview mirror. Additionally, there may be damage to the front end or the passenger side of the vehicle. Anyone with information related to the incident is urged to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150, selecting option 1, and referencing case number 23-3863.

It is crucial for the community to come together and support law enforcement in their efforts to apprehend the responsible party. By sharing any relevant information, community members can play a significant role in bringing justice to the victim and closure to her grieving loved ones..

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