• Police: Auburn man taken into custody after Ore. hit-and-run

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    RUFUS, Ore. - Police took a 42-year-old Auburn man into custody after a hit-and-run Friday night near Rufus, Ore.

     

    According to police, a vehicle was disabled on the shoulder lane of eastbound Interstate 84 near the John Day Dam.

     

    Police said a passenger got out of the vehicle to retrieve a drive line that dropped onto the highway.

     

    The man from Goldendale was then struck by a commercial truck, which continued traveling eastbound.

     

    Police said the passenger was seriously injured and taken to Mid-Columbia Medical Center.

     

    After police arrived to the scene, the Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office notified Oregon State Police that a deputy found the commercial truck near Arlington.

     

    Police said Viktor Akhrimovich, of Auburn, was taken into custody and brought to the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility on a felony hit-and-run charge. 

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