Family wants to find hit-and-run driver; police investigating
BORING, Ore. - There's no doubt Rob Mager loves his classic hot rods. So does his daughter, Ally.
Ally was driving her dad's 1968 Javelin SST Monday afternoon, with Rob and a friend of his daughter as passengers, when they drove across an overpass along Highway 26.
A red pickup at the stop sign pulled out right in front of them.
"I was terrified," Ally Mager said. "And I was, I was shaking so bad that when he told us to write down the license plate number, I couldn't."
Rob Mager said, "When he hit the car, he impacted the car, we actually turned him to where he was pointing this direction."
Rob bailed out and got the pickup's license plate number.
"By the time I ran up here," Rob said, "he had stomped the gas and was full-force goin' back up."
Oregon State Police confirm the license plate led back to a business in Gresham - Eastside Paving.
KATU News left the company a phone message. They never called back.
At first Rob Mager says the company told him they don't keep track of who drives any particular truck.
Then he got a text message claiming the truck was stolen.
A check with OSP and Gresham Police shows neither has received a stolen vehicle report from Eastside Paving.
Rob Mager won't give up trying to track down that driver.
"Inexcusable.It's inexcusable," Rob said. "I'm going to do whatever I have to, to find out who the driver was."