Reward Offered in Fatal Hit and Run Crash - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #18-31

Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 09/26/18

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a hit and run crash that killed a Northeast Portland man.

On August 25, 2018, at approximately 10:33 p.m., 58-year-old Njugana Githere (pronounced Nuh-goonah GET-Therey) of Northeast Portland was walking across Northeast Sandy Boulevard near 20th Avenue when he was struck by a driver in a silver SUV driving eastbound on Sandy Boulevard. The driver sped away from the scene and has not been identified.

The victim suffered traumatic injuries and survived for a few days but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect vehicle is described as a 2005 to 2008 Honda Pilot, silver in color, with possible damage to the passenger-side exterior mirror, and passenger-side headlamp and turn signal assembly.

Surveillance cameras in the area captured an image of the suspect vehicle, which is being released publicly to aid in this investigation.

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