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Suspect Arrested In Fatal Pedestrian Hit & Run (Photo)
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Suspect Arrested In Fatal Pedestrian Hit & Run (Photo)

Arrest Made in Fatal Hit & Run

Case 20-16785

At 1707 hours on 082620 Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 1800 block of Houston Road near Phoenix, Oregon. The victim pedestrian had been walking in the area of Houston Rd. and Calhoun Rd when she was struck by the pickup.

While law enforcement was enroute, several citizens assisted with helping the pedestrian. At the same time other citizens  followed the suspect vehicle as it fled the scene.

The suspect vehicle, a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup, fled at a high speed westbound towards Carpenter Hill Road and entered an orchard in the 1300 block. Deputies contacted a female driver  in her vehicle. The female suspect was uncooperative during the initial contact with her and throughout her arrest. She was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw and then lodged at Jackson County Jail.

The suspect is Regina Gwen Hayes, DOB 06/02/77 (43 years), of Salem, Oregon.

Hayes was lodged was lodged on charges of  Manslaughter 1, DUII, Reckless driving, Hit and Run-Felony. Total bail $117,500.

The deceased has been identified as Dorothy Ann Vickland, 95 years old, of Thornton Colorado. She was visiting relatives who live near the crash scene.

The case will be sent to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office for further action.

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