OSP looking for driver in serious injury Astoria hit-and-run crash

ASTORIA, Ore. - The driver in a head-on crash eight miles east of Astoria on Highway 30 Friday night fled the scene on foot, according to Oregon State Police.

OSP is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver and troopers say based on the damage to the two cars, they believe the driver who left the scene may be injured. They also say someone may have picked up the driver unaware of what had happened.

Police say they don't know if the driver is male or female.

The crash happened at about 9:20 p.m.

OSP says that a 2002 Dodge Neon with three people inside was hit by a gray 1996 Honda Passport head-on when it crossed the center line. The driver of the Passport left the scene, police say.

The driver of the Neon, a 21-year-old man, was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland with critical injuries. The two other people in the car were taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria with non-life-threatening injuries.

The highway was closed for about an hour.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.

Photo: Oregon State Police.