ASTORIA, Ore. – Police are trying to track down a hit-and-run driver who took off running after crashing head-on into a car with three people inside Friday night near Astoria.
At 9:20 p.m., an SUV driver crossed the center line of Highway 30 about 8 miles east of Astoria and smashed into a 2002 Dodge Neon, according to Lt. Gregg Hastings with Oregon State Police.
The driver took off on foot, and based on the amount of damage in the crash, police believe he or she was injured. Traffic was likely heavy at the time of the crash, so police think witnessess may have seen the driver.
The driver of the Dodge, 21-year-old Abraham Korpoh, was taken in a helicopter to the hospital with critical injuries. The two women in the car were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Highway 30 was closed for an hour.