Bend Police have released a photo of the vehicle they say was involved in a deadly hit and run in northwest Bend last week, along with some new information.
Police say the victim, 76-year-old Walter James Lane of Bend, was struck at the roundabout at NW Newport Avenue and NW 14th Street around 9:30 p.m. last Thursday. Police said on Monday that Lane died.
Bend PD said Tuesday that after Lane was hit, the vehicle went south on 14th Street toward NW Galveston Avenue. It then headed west on Galveston.
The vehicle is a dark-colored, larger SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban, Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade. The vehicle has been described as clean and shiny, possibly a 2008 to 2012 model.
Police are asking anyone in the area to look at any security camera footage they may have from Oct. 27 between 9:30 – 10:00 p.m.
The driver previously been identified by police as being a white man, 40-60 years old, 5-feet 10-inches to 6-feet tall, 180 pounds with a medium build, brown hair and a scruffy brown beard. However, they have not said how they came to that determination.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact the Bend Police Department at the non-emergency number of 541-693-6911.