Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on Tuesday, December 12, at 3:28 a.m., his deputies responded to a call of a female with injuries lying along the side of Old Salem Road, near ATI, Millersburg.

Through their investigation, deputies learned the female victim, Rachele Ann Bowes, 38, was struck by a vehicle causing her life threatening injuries. Bowes is thought to be a transient of the Albany area.

Through the investigation detectives have reason to believe the vehicle that struck Bowes was a dark blue 1999-2005 Volkswagen. The vehicle will most likely have front end damage. If anyone has information about this vehicle or the hit and run, please contact Detective John Lovik at (541) 967-3950.