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Man Arrested for White City Hit and Run

A driver who fled from a crash that left two children injured is now in custody.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2017 5:43 PM

WHITE CITY, Ore. -- A driver who fled from a crash that left two children injured is now in custody.

Deputies arrested Rowdy Winterhawk Decker, 37, of Klamath Falls Monday. Deputies found him at a relative's home in White City.

He is facing multiple charges, including second degree assault, third degree assault, and failure to perform the duties of a driver in a hit and run.

At about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Antelope Road and Lakeview Drive in White City.

Deputies say Decker was driving a truck northbound on Lakeview Drive from Highway 140. Deputies say Decker did not stop at the intersection with Antelope Road, and hit another vehicle. That vehicle rolled, and stopped on its side.

Two young children were brought to the hospital with injuries, including a broken arm.

Deputies say Decker ran from the scene. His passenger, a 30-year-old woman, initially fled with him, but returned to the scene. She was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on charges of eluding police in a vehicle and reckless driving.

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