Police: Man wanted for hitting dogwalker with truck

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EUGENE, Ore. -- A dog is dead and a pedestrian is recovering after being hit by a pickup truck in north Eugene Wednesday night, according to Eugene police.

Police told KVAL News they believe a driver intentionally jumped the curb near Gay Street to hit the male pedestrian and his dog. 
 
The dog died at the scene and the victim was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with non-life threatening injuries. 
 
Police said the driver and the pedestrian may have known each other. 
 
Police said the suspect, Francisco Ochoa, fled on foot.
 
Ochoa is described as a 32-year-old man, weighing 135 lbs with black hair, brown eyes and a goatee.
 
He is believed to have tattoos on both forearms. 
 
A police spokeswoman refused to release the name of the victim, saying the suspect is still on the loose.
 
Police closed the intersection at Snelling Drive and Gay Street to investigate. 
 
The intersection was expected to remain closed throughout Wednesday night.