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Police release color of vehicle involved in fatal hit and run


Investigators seek teal or turquoise green vehicle with passenger-side damage

The Oregon State Crime Lab determined the vehicle that struck and killed Harley D. Rocher on Jan. 14 is teal or turquoise green in color.by: SUBMITTED IMAGE: BPD - Have you seen a vehicle this color with damage on its passenger side? If so, Beaverton police would like to hear from you.

Beaverton police are asking for the public's help in locating the suspect's vehicle and identifying the driver, said Officer Mike Rowe, Beaverton police spokesman.

"The suspect vehicle should have damage to the passenger side," he said on Friday. "The extent of the damage is unknown."

Police have been investigating this fatal hit-and-run crash since just before 8 p.m. Jan. 14, when officers were dispatched to the area of Southwest Laurelwood Avenue and Homewood Street in Raleigh Hills on a report of a man lying face down on the roadway.

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered the 18-year-old Aloha man on the edge of the road.

Rocher was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone who might have witnessed this crash is asked to contact the Beaverton Police Department at 503-629-0111.