A driver fled after hitting a 71-year-old man on Highway 126 in Lane County, according to Oregon State Police.

John S, Houdeshell, from Yreka, California, was crossing the highway near McKenzie Bridge around 8:45 p.m. Monday when the driver hit him.

Troopers say Houdeshell suffered critical injuries and was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center at River Bend in Springfield.

The driver has not been identified, OSP says.

Highway 126 was closed for several hours before reopening. Law enforcement continues to investigate.

Anyone with additional information to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555 and reference case # SP 18-331738.

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