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News Release
Late evening hit and run collision in southeast Salem - 01/23/23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

DATE: January 23, 2023

Late evening hit and run collision in southeast Salem

Salem, Ore. — Salem Police and other emergency responders were called to the intersection of Lancaster DR & Rickey ST SE at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, on the report of a hit and run involving a pedestrian. 

Arriving officers located a woman, identified as 26-year-old Julia Wade, with significant injuries. She was transported to Salem Health by paramedics. Wade was later transferred to Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital for further medical care.

Witnesses to the incident reported the pedestrian was struck by a pick-up truck driven by an adult man who did not stop and fled the scene. A witness was able to provide officers with details about the direction of travel of the suspect vehicle. Officers from the Keizer Police Department were able to locate and detain the suspect in the 1900 block of Claxter RD NE where he was arrested by Salem Police officers.

The driver is identified as 49-year-old Eric Raymond Webb. He was lodged at the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

  • Assault in the second degree
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to perform the duties of driver to injured persons
  • Criminal driving while suspended or revoked 
  • Attempt to elude police officer

The incident remains under investigation by the Salem Police Traffic Team, and no further details are available for release.

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