Jackson County sheriff's deputies are searching for an older-model dark red or maroon Chevy S10 pickup whose driver may be responsible for Friday night's hit-and-run accident in Medford where three juveniles were struck.
The Sheriff's Department said Monday that the grandfather of one of the children hit by the driver on Lozier Lane in Medford located pieces of clear plastic and red paint chips while searching the scene of the crime Monday morning.
The grandfather turned the plastic over to deputies who were able to locate serial part numbers that matched a Chevy S10 pickup truck.
The part information indicated the plastic was from a truck model between 1981 and 1993.
The hit-and-run was reported at 11:16 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Lozier Lane.
The pickup was traveling north on the road, which is narrow and has no sidewalks, when it ran into a group of five juveniles, striking three, two of which were sent to the hospital with minor injuries.
An eyewitness who had previously described the vehicle as a Dodge Dakota was shown photos by deputies of a Chevy S10 and a Dodge Dakota, and the witness said the Chevy S10 was an exact match to the vehicle involved.
The witness also told deputies that the truck had a large sticker on the back window that looked similar to a Native American sun.
Anyone with information about the truck is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff's Department at 541-774-6800. (Correction: The phone number has been updated in this story.)