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Police Investigate Hit and Run Crash in Newberg

Newberg-Dundee Police investigate hit and run crash involving pedestrian and pickup‏.

Hit and Run investigation

(NEWBERG, Ore.) - Newberg-Dundee Police are continuing their investigation into a hit and run crash that critically injured a pedestrian early Friday.

Sgt. Tim Weaver with Newberg-Dundee Police says their dispatch Center took the call from the wife of the victim, at about 2:30 AM, saying her husband had been hit by a passing pickup which did not stop.

Weaver says 20-year old Noah Royce Norton of Newberg and his wife, were walking to their residence after celebrating the holidays with friends at a nearby home about a mile from theirs.

As they walked northbound on Wynooski Road near the east truck entrance of the SP Newsprint Company plant, the woman said she heard a motor vehicle approaching from behind them as they walked single file along the snowbound and icy shoulder.

She said she heard a loud thump as a pickup drove past. Weaver says she looked behind and saw her husband on the ground, unconscious and bleeding from a head injury.

Very little suspect information is available at this point.

Weaver says officers are looking for a full size dark colored pickup, which continued north on Wynooski into town.

"The pickup likely has no canopy and may be lifted and may be an extended cab. There is no driver description nor is it known if there were passengers in the pickup."

Mr. Norton was taken to the Providence Newberg Medical Center, then to a Portland hospital by the Newberg Fire Department Ambulance.

The extent of his injuries are unknown, but he remains in critical but stable condition.

Anyone with information on this crash is encouraged to call Officers Nathan James or Drew Boggs, Newberg-Dundee Police Department, (503) 538-8321.

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