OSU student involved in pedestrian hit and run

Riley LeCocq, Editor-In-Chief

An Oregon State University student suffered extensive injuries following a hit and run crash on Sept. 26, near NW 26th Street and NW Harrison Blvd.

The pedestrian was identified as 21-year-old Aliyah Lopez and taken to Corvallis Good Samaritan Regional Medical Facility just after the crash, which occurred at roughly 6:20 p.m. According to the Corvallis Police Department, Lopez  is actively receiving treatment. 

As of Tuesday morning, police reported that Lopez now is in the Intensive Care Unit. 

The vehicle involved left the scene traveling westbound on NW Harrison Blvd. before CPD and Corvallis Fire Departments arrived, according to witness statements given to police. 

The intersection was closed off to any traffic for roughly five hours while members of CPD investigated the scene and the investigation is ongoing. 

CPD detectives are searching for a beige or champagne colored full-size sport utility vehicle that they believe were responsible for the crash.

According to CPD Lt. Gabriel Snapp, they are working on requests to access surrounding video footage to further aid the investigation. CPD asks if anyone has any information related to the crash or unidentified witnesses to contact Detective Mark Smith at 541-766-6976 or [email protected].