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Photo Released In Fatal Hit & Run Investigation

BEND, OR -- Bend Police released a photo of the suspect vehicle, believed to be responsible for a deadly hit and run at the 14th and Newport roundabout. The image was captured on a nearby surveillance camera.

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 believe after striking the victim in the northwest portion of the roundabout, the vehicle traveled south on NW 14th Street toward Galveston Avenue. It then traveled west on NW Galveston Avenue.

Bend Police ask the public in that area to review any camera footage from Thursday, October 27 between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Please contact Bend Police through our nonemergency dispatch line at 541-693-6911 with any information on this case. 

The victim, 76-year-old Walter James Lane was found at about 9:30 p.m. on October 27. He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. 


UPDATE (11/04/22) -- BPD Detectives say there may be additional people who stopped to render aid to the victim, but may not have actually witnessed the event. Detectives need to interview those who stopped to render aid or assist in the aftermath of the incident. Those community members are asked to contact Detective Sgt. Tommy Russell at 541-312-7955 and leave a message with their contact information. 

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