Woman killed by hit-and-run driver in Hillsboro, police search for suspect
A woman was killed Saturday night by a hit-and-run driver in Hillsboro, police officials said.
Officers were called out about 7:40 p.m. on reports of a crash at Northeast Cornell Road and Northeast 17th Avenue.
Police say a man and woman were walking west on Cornell Road when they were hit by a driver heading south on 17th Avenue in a white van.
Initial reports said the driver stopped at a stop sign and turned left onto Northeast Cornell Road while the pedestrians were crossing. The driver struck both pedestrians and did not stop; they were last seen driving east on Cornell Road.
The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries; the woman died on scene.
According to witnesses, the driver was in a white worker van with possible front end damage.
Northeast Cornell Road was closed for an investigation by the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team; the names of the pedestrians have not been released at this time.
Police are investigating what led up to the crash.
The van has a dark-colored graphic decal on its driver’s side. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the van or helpful information on the driver is asked to call Hillsboro Police at 503-629-0111.