Accidents and CrashesBend man, 76, dies after hit-and-run crash in NW Bend roundabout; police...

Bend man, 76, dies after hit-and-run crash in NW Bend roundabout; police still seeking driver

Bend man, 76, dies after hit-and-run crash in NW Bend roundabout; police still seeking driver

Happened Thursday night at NW 14th Street and Newport Avenue

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Police on Monday identified a 76-year-old Bend man who has died from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run crash last Thursday night at the Northwest Newport Avenue and 14th street roundabout.

Police said Walter James Lane died of his injuries and that officers “continue to investigate this incident and are seeking public assistance in locating the driver.”

Officers responded around 9:30 p.m. Thursday to the report of an injured man at the roundabout, Captain Brian Kindel said last Friday.

An investigation determined the severely injured man was the victim of an apparent felony hit-and-run crash, Kindel said.

Lane was taken by Bend Fire & Rescue ambulance to St. Charles Bend with life-threatening injuries and initially was listed in critical condition.

The cause and details of the crash remain under investigation, the sergeant said.

Police said they are seeking the public’s help in finding the vehicle that left the scene, described by witnesses as a dark-colored larger SUV, possibly a Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade or Chevy Suburban. Kindel said it was descried as being clean, shiny and possibly a 2008 to 2012 model.

The driver was described as a white male adult, 40 to 60 years of age, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds, a medium build with brown hair and a scruffy brown beard.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Bend police at the Deschutes County dispatch non-emergency number, 541-693-6911.

Kindel said he was not providing more details due to the ongoing investigation but that “there was more than one witness” to the incident.

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