Hit-and-Run Driver Kills 65-Year-Old Woman

Date: July 27, 2010
Location: Tualatin Valley Highway, Hillsboro, Oregon
Names: Preciosa Galorio

Preciosa Galorio, 65, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver July 27, 2010, around 7:30 PM, as she crossed the Tualatin Valley Highway at SE 11th Avenue, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Officers said the driver never even stopped to see whether Galorio was dead or alive – and, according to one witness, the driver actually drove over her again before speeding away.

According to reports, as Galorio walked across the highway in the crosswalk, a westbound pickup truck hit her and kept on going. Galorio was airlifted to Legacy Emanuel Hospital, but she was pronounced dead at 10 PM.

Police are still looking for the driver. The vehicle is described as follows:

  • 1990s full-size Chevy pickup that had been lifted
  • Lower portion of the vehicle is painted black or dark blue
  • Upper portion of the vehicle is described as being blue-gray or a smoky, gray color
  • Bed of the pickup has a wood cargo panel that is attached to the pickup’s bed

If you have any information, please call Detective Smith at 503-992-3210.

We send our wishes and sympathies to the Galorio family, as they remember their beloved mother and grandmother, who had a passion for cooking and was known for her loving personality.

To help the Galorio family with expenses, please donate to the Galorio Memorial Fund at any US Bank.

After the crash, some residents said it was a dangerous intersection, with crossing lights that don’t allow enough time to get across, even at a brisk pace. And recently, on July 18, there was another hit-and-run crash in the same area, killing Jaziel Lopez-Medina, 18.

We can’t say it often enough: never flee the scene of a car accident in Oregon or anywhere else.

According to the Oregon DMV, hit and run is a serious crime, and conviction will result in your driving privileges being suspended or revoked. In any accident, you have the following obligations:

  • Stop at once. If anyone is killed or unconscious, you must stay at the scene until a police officer arrives.
  • Render aid. Do not move an injured person carelessly, but give reasonable aid.
  • Exchange information with the other driver. Give them your name, address, driver’s license number, license plate number, and insurance information. DMV offers a printable checklist you can download and keep in your car.
  • Report the accident to DMV.

We implore drivers in any accident situation to put the safety and welfare of others above their own interests, and always, always remain at the scene and make sure no one is hurt.

The hit-and-run driver must be held civilly and criminally responsible for his actions. And the Galorio family may be well advised to contact a reputed Oregon hit and run accident attorney with experience in hit-and-run crashes who will fight for the justice and compensation that they deserve. At Shulman DuBois, we believe that what happened in this crash is simply unacceptable; we are committed to making sure that hit-and-run drivers are held accountable for their actions and that both victims and families receive the compensation they deserve.