Suspect in hit-and-run accident turns himself in to Eugene police

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EUGENE, Ore. -- The suspect in a hit-and-run crash turned himself in to police at the Lane County Courthouse shortly before noon today.

Samuel Jay Dye, 36, faces two felony counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver to injured persons -- in other words, felony hit-and-run. Dye turned himself in less than 24 hours after police released his name to the public.

Dye was wanted for questioning in connection with a crash Monday where an SUV collided with a woman pushing a child in a stroller.

Here's what is known so far about what happened:

A green 1996 GMC Yukon northbound on River Road on Monday afternoon crossed the southbound lanes and collided with Maricel Teague, 38, who was pushing her 2 1/2-year-old daughter in a jogging stroller on the sidewalk. Based on their directions of travel and relative positions, the Yukon likely struck Teague from behind as she jogged with her baby.

Driver flees on foot after hitting woman pushing child in stroller

Teague was listed in serious condition at Sacred Hearth Hospital at RiverBend this morning. Police have not released the name of the child. Without a patient's name, you cannot check on a patient's condition.

Officers found the Yukon abandoned against a tree and fence. Witnesses said the driver fled the scene on foot.

Dye is not the registered owner of the vehicle, according to DMV records.

Eugene police deployed an accident reconstruction team to the scene. The accident and investigation closed all but one lane of River Road just before rush hour. 

Eugene police searched the neighborhoods for the suspect, who was last seen running north on River Road. A police dog from Springfield Police Department assisted in the search. Officers on bicycle were also at the scene.