OREGON CITY -- A man called police Wednesday, saying he wished to turn himself for an Aug. 20 hit-and-run of a 13-year-old.
Juan Carlos Delatorre called police from a pay phone at a KFC on Main Street, said Lt. Jim Band. He told police that "his conscience had been bothering him" and he now had the courage to turn himself in.
The girl was struck by a Jeep Wrangler or similar vehicle while crossing Brighton Avenue near Barclay, witnesses said. The teen was out cold on the street, and the people in the vehicle got out, looked at her and left without helping her, Band said.
She was released from the hospital the following day with scrapes and bruises.
Delatorre also identified a juvenile female who was with him in the vehicle, who has been contacted by police, Bain said.
He was being held in the Clackamas County jail on an accusation of hit-and-run vehicle injury.