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Update: Crime Stoppers offering reward in deadly hit-and-run (Photo) - 10/05/23

UPDATE #2 (10/5/23): Crime Stoppers of Oregon is now offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in this case. You can visit this link to learn more: http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/sitemenu.aspx?P=crimeoftheweek&ID=823 or submit a tip anytime at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com. You can remain anonymous.

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UPDATE #1 (9/21/23): The family of the woman killed by a hit-and-run driver on SW Hall Blvd Monday night is asking for the public’s help to solve the case.

The woman who was hit is now being identified as 45-year-old Maria Negrete of Tigard. She was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Monday night and passed away there Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened moments before 8:53PM Monday evening (9/18/23), when the first 911 call came in. Ms. Negrete and her boyfriend had been driving southbound on SW Hall Blvd just north of Pfaffle Street, when they stopped in the center lane to retrieve an item in the road. Investigators believe Ms. Negrete was then hit by another vehicle traveling southbound, and that driver left the scene and continued south on SW Hall Blvd. 

Her family and detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the driver and/or vehicle involved in this case. If you were in the area and saw anything that could help or are aware of a vehicle with new front-end and/or windshield damage that may be involved, please contact Det. Kaci Mace at 503-718-1800 or Kaci.Mace@tigard-or.gov.You can remain anonymous. 

Ms. Negrete was a single mother of five children, ranging in age from 10-25. Her family is asking for privacy from the media, however an interview with her close friend, Lucina Cardoza, and scene broll are available for news outlets here: https://youtu.be/FycCRJP9CDM. Photos provided by the family of Ms. Negrete are attached. Her family has also created a GoFundMe to help with expenses: www.gofundme.com/f/qz3t46-maria-negrete

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ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE (9/19/23): A hit-and-run investigation is underway after a woman was hit by a car and went to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

At 8:53PM last night (9/18/23), officers responded to the crash on SW Hall Blvd near SW Pfaffle Street. When they arrived, a 45-year-old woman was in the roadway with critical injuries. She was taken to the hospital. 

Officers spoke with her boyfriend and learned he had been driving down SW Hall Blvd in the southbound lane with the woman as his passenger. He pulled into the center lane and got out of his car to retrieve an item that had been thrown from the car window. He heard a thud and realized the woman had also gotten out of the car and was hit by another vehicle traveling in the southbound lane. That driver left the scene. 

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the crash. CART is a multi-agency team of specially trained law enforcement officers from the Sheriff’s Office, local police departments and the Washington County District Attorney’s Office. The team investigates and reconstructs traffic crashes that may result in the prosecution of felony assault or manslaughter charges. The team can also assist with diagramming crime scenes.

Tigard Police Detectives are continuing to investigate. If you have any information that may help, please contact Det. Kaci Mace at 503-718-1800 or kaci.mace@tigard-or.gov

The Tigard City Council has a goal to improve public safety on Hall Boulevard in particular. The City is continuing to work to transfer this urban arterial from the state to the City.

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