Reward offered in hit-run death of Vancouver man

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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A reward of up to $1,000 being is offered for information leading to the arrest of a driver who hit and fatally injured a Vancouver man in Southeast Portland and fled, leaving his victim in the street.

The pedestrian, Jason Lee Grant, 26, was hit about 7 p.m. Saturday in the 7000 block of Southeast Foster Road, according to a bulletin from the Portland Police Bureau’s Crime Stoppers program.

Grant was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he later died.

“Based on witness statements and evidence recovered at the scene, investigators are looking for a 1997-2000 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, two-wheel drive, dark-green in color, with front-end damage, including damage to the plastic front grill,” the bulletin said.

It is not known if the truck is a regular cab or an extended cab.

Besides offering information that might lead to the reward, callers can remain anonymous.

Those with information can call 503-823 HELP; email http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com; or text CRIMES (274637) and, in the subject line put 823HELP, then type in the tip.