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Eugene Police locate driver involved in fatal hit and run

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Eugene Police Department
Eugene Police are looking for this white, full-sized van in connection to a Saturday, Jan. 9, 2022 hit and run near the area of W. 11th and Oakpatch.

Eugene Police located the suspect in connection to a fatal hit and run that occurred Saturday near the area of W. 11th and Oakpatch.

EPD says a white, full-sized van struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday at 5:25 pm. Police found the van near the intersection of Clear Lake Road and Territorial Highway on Sunday. According to a release, Eugene Police officers, a K9 unit and a Drone Team operator responded and observed an individual inside the van. The suspect was reported to be suicidal, and had access to a firearm. Officers hailed the occupant, which was later confirmed to be the suspect. The suspect complied with commands and detained without incident. Police recovered a firearm.

The suspect, Parker William Volberg, age 29, was booked with a charge of Felony Hit and Run. The name of the victim has not been released.

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Eugene Police Department

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.