CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Family and friends say they will find the person responsible for hitting and killing two Cave Junction residents early Wednesday morning. Police say they are looking for a beige, 1980′s-style Toyota pickup truck with a camper shell, and possible front end damage.
Other people in Cave Junction that NewsWatch12 spoke with say they also saw this truck speeding through a residential area, roughly a half an hour before the deadly hit-and-run. It all started when 21-year-old Jarred Quinn Houston pulled over to the side of the road due to mechanical problems.
He was confronted by Robert Calvin, who was walking along side of the road. There are still a lot of questions as to what happened from there, but police say the two men ended up fighting in the middle of the road. This is when the suspect in the Toyota truck hit both men and kept driving.
“If they would’ve stopped…these people in the roadway more than likely no criminal charges would’ve been filed, but now they’ve killed two people and left the scene of a crime, which is a crime in itself,” said Oregon State Police Sgt. Jeff Proulx.
Police say they do have leads on the investigation, and if and when the suspect is caught, criminal charges will be filed.