Man suspected in truck and trailer hit-and-run turns himself in

Man suspected in truck and trailer hit-and-run turns himself in

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. – A Happy Valley man turned himself in Monday after police say he hit a pedestrian with his vehicle Saturday night and then fled the scene, Multnomah County sheriff's deputies said.

Charles Francis Gillespie, 67, saw his vehicle on the news and decided to turn himself in, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say he is cooperating with the investigation.

Police say they suspect Gillespie of hitting 33-year-old Dorena Hernandez, also of Happy Valley, just before 11 p.m. Saturday while she stood on the shoulder of Southeast Foster Road and 172nd Avenue.

She was seriously injured and was taken to the hospital.

Deputies say Gillespie was interviewed and released pending charges. The case will be forwarded to the Multnomah County district attorney's office.


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Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies are asking for help identifying a truck-and-trailer combination they believe were involved in a hit-and-run that sent a woman to the hospital with serious injuries Saturday night.

Witnesses said the suspect vehicle is a 2000 or later Chevrolet HD2500 with a silver toolbox in the bed. It was towing either a Wells Cargo or First Interstate trailer that’s white with an access door on the right side.

The passenger side mirror was likely damaged.

The accident happened on SE Foster Rd. west of SE 172nd Ave.

If you have any information, call the Multnomah County sheriff's office tip line at (503) 261-2847.