Washington County, Oregon – A father and three children are lucky to be alive and a suspect is still on the run, after a hit-and-run rollover crash south of Sherwood. Detectives believe that suspect was drunk at the time. Nathan Ferrell was driving his two daughters and their friend home Saturday night when they were hit on Highway 99W near Southwest Chapman Road. The car landed on its side and paramedics had to break the windshield and the back window to pull everyone out.
They were all treated at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say the driver of the truck and his passenger crashed a short time later.
They were picked up by another driver and got away. Call police if you know anything.
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On Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 9:36 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a hit and run crash on Highway 99 near SW Chapman Road just south of Sherwood. Deputies arrived to find a 2003 Mazda 3 on its side with a man and three kids still inside. About two miles down the road, deputies found a 1993 Ford Ranger in the ditch with no one around.
Deputies learned the Ford was waiting to turn from a crossover in the middle of Highway 99 and pulled out in front of the Mazda which was driving south. The Ford then hit the Mazda which forced it off the road where it rolled over. All four people in the Mazda were taken to an area hospital for treatment but none of their injuries were life-threatening.
The man driving the Ford crashed into the ditch two miles away and witnesses said the driver and his passenger were almost immediately picked up by another vehicle which fled the scene. Deputies are investigating DUII as a factor for the crash.
The inter-agency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene to help with the investigation. Deputies are asking anyone with information about the people who were in the Ford to call non-emergency Dispatch at 503-629-0111.