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Neighbors remember Jason Johnson, hit and run victim


Longview Police say they have identified the suspect involved in a hit and run accident that happened just outside the Longview Police Station.

The accident happened Saturday between midnight and 12:30 a.m., on the 300 block of W. Cotton St. in Longview.

Officers say 20-year-old Jason Johnson, of Longview, was the pedestrian hit in the accident.

Johnson was taken to Good Shepard Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

"The victim was actually found by a police officer. EMS was called out and the victim was transported to Good Shepard Medical Center where he later died," says Longview Police Officer, Kristie Brian.

Leaving people like Caroline O'Hara, one of Johnson's neighbors, devastated by the news.

"Jason was a good kid. He was always happy to see us, waved when he walked through the door and it's been very sad these past two days not being able to see Jason walk through the door. We all loved Jason, he was a good kid," says O'Hara.

"He was a very nice boy, very nice," says neighbor, Jeanie Bareex.

Police say Johnson was walking on the side of the roadway when he was struck.

They say luckily witnesses have come forward.

"There were some witnesses that did come forward and were able to help us put the pieces together," says Brian.

Longview Police say the suspect has been identified, but will not be releasing their name at this time.

Longview police say no arrests have been made in connection with this accident.


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