Springfield woman critically injured by boyfriend in hit-and-run
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Several witnesses called 911 on Tuesday morning after a woman was seen being run over by a camper trailer in Springfield.
An investigation has revealed that the woman's boyfriend is the man responsible for running her over.
Springfield Police arrived at the Bi-Mart on 52nd and Main Street around 11:30 a.m. to find a 40-year-old woman lying in the parking lot.
Witnesses say that the woman was run over by both axles of a camper-trailer, being pulled by a man driving a blue Dodge pickup truck.
Police say that the incident happened following some sort of altercation between the injured woman and the man driving the truck. A search began for the vehicle, while officers provided emergency treatment to the woman.
The man driving that vehicle was found behind "Splash" in Springfield.
The driver, identified as 46-year-old Gregory Ivan Reich, was arrested and is currently being charged with Felony Hit and Run, though police indicate other charges may be filed.
"We believe that there's certainly a result of an assault," said Lt. Scott McKee, with the Springfield Police. "Obviously we're charging him in connection with the hit and run. We believe that the injury… it would be difficult for anybody to run over someone and not know that they had did it."
The woman sustained potentially life-threatening injuries and was taken to Riverbend Hospital. Police say her injuries were to the lower torso and pelvic area. The investigation on the case is ongoing.