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Sheriff's Office identifies driver who struck pedestrians on Friday

The Sheriff's Office says they may consider charges against Jeffery Leitz

COURTESY GOOGLE EARTH - Four people, including two Aloha High School student, were injured Friday, Sept. 30, when they were struck by an SUV outside the school.

*This story has been updated

Following a Friday accident that saw four pedestrians — two of them Aloha High School students — struck by a vehicle, the Washington County Sheriff's Office today released more information about the incident.

The Sheriff's Office stated that Jeffery Leitz was the driver of the 2005 GMC Yukon that left the roadway and struck four people. Leitz is reported through the DMV to have a medically suspended drivers license since June of 2001.

The accident occurred Friday afternoon near the intersection of Southwest 185th Avenue and Kinnaman Road when Leitz's vehicle struck Brian Smith, 34, and Celsey Smith, 26, both of Portland, and two male high school students, 16 and 17 years old. According to the Sheriff's Office, Celsey Smith was the person most severely injured.

This case has been forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney for charging consideration.

At the time of the accident, all four victims' injuries were describes as not life-threatening. All of the victims were treated at a local hospital.

The accident occurred at about 3 p.m. Friday when Leitz's SUV and trailer left the road and struck the four people on the sidewalk. Leitz and his passenger stayed at the scene and cooperated in the investigation.

Southwest 185th Avenue at Kinnaman Road was closed for nearly three hours while deputies investigated the collision.

*This story has been updated based on a Monday afternoon press release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office