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Police: Person in sleeping bag run over, killed in Eugene

August 26, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Eugene are investigating the death of a person in a sleeping bag who authorities say was run over in a parking lot.

Eugene police spokesperson John Hankemeier says officers responded around 6:30 a.m. Monday and later found the person dead.

He says the driver involved was gone by the time officers arrived but that the driver and vehicle had been located by Monday afternoon.

Hankemeier says the death is being investigated as a hit and run incident and surveillance footage from nearby businesses was being sought.

Police haven’t yet released the identity of the person who was killed.

Police ask any possible witnesses or anyone with more information to contact the agency at 541-682-5111.

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