Washington County, Oregon – A 21-year old man is arrested for a hit-and-run-rollover-crash Saturday night that injured a father and three children in Washington County. Sheriffs deputies say information provided by witnesses led them to a farm in Saint Paul, where they tracked down Manuel Rivera’s truck. He allegedly was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. The victims are expected to survive.
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On Monday, July 22, 2019, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Manuel Naim Lujan-Rivera, 21, of St. Paul, on charges related to Saturday’s hit and run rollover crash that injured a father and three children.
Thanks to information provided by witnesses, deputies were able to track down the vehicle that drove Mr. Lujan-Rivera from the crash scene to a farm in St. Paul. Deputies were also able to determine Mr. Lujan-Rivera was driving the truck at the time of the crash
Mr. Lujan-Rivera was lodged in the Washington County Jail on the following charges:
- Assault in the third degree
- Assault in the fourth degree (three counts)
- Failure to perform the duties of a driver – felony
- Driving while suspended – misdemeanor
Mr. Lujan-Rivera is being held on $10,000 bail.
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Deputies Looking for Driver After Hit and Run Rollover Crash
July 21, 2019
On Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 9:36 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a hit and run crash on Highway 99 near SW Chapman Road just south of Sherwood. Deputies arrived to find a 2003 Mazda 3 on its side with a man and three kids still inside. About two miles down the road, deputies found a 1993 Ford Ranger in the ditch with no one around.
Deputies learned the Ford was waiting to turn from a crossover in the middle of Highway 99 and pulled out in front of the Mazda which was driving south. The Ford then hit the Mazda which forced it off the road where it rolled over. All four people in the Mazda were taken to an area hospital for treatment but none of their injuries were life-threatening.
The man driving the Ford crashed into the ditch two miles away and witnesses said the driver and his passenger were almost immediately picked up by another vehicle which fled the scene. Deputies are investigating DUII as a factor for the crash.
The inter-agency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene to help with the investigation. Deputies are asking anyone with information about the people who were in the Ford to call non-emergency Dispatch at 503-629-0111.