Victim identified in Myrtle Creek hit-and-run

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- The Myrtle Creek Police Department is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who allegedly hit a pedestrian on Main Street Thursday afternoon.

Police say that just after 3:30 p.m., they were called to the 800 block of South Main Street, where witnesses say a full size newer model silver or grey Chevy pickup struck a pedestrian that was walking on the shoulder of the road.

Authorities say Robert M. Mahle, 49, suffered serious injuries, including head back and leg injuries. Police say the impact knocked Mahle out of his shoes.

Witnesses told police that the driver of the pickup appeared to intentionally swerve and strike the man, leaving damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle. The impact was hard enough to knock the bug guard off of the front of the pickup.

Police say the driver then sped off southbound towards Tri City.

Mahle was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

The Myrtle Creek Police Department is offering a $250 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

If you know anything or see the vehicle, you are asked to call the Myrtle Creek Police Department at 541-863-5221, or Douglas County Communications at 541-440-4471.