Driver in pedestrian crash cooperating with police

Officers block a stretch of Main Street on Sept. 7.

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Officers block a stretch of Main Street on Sept. 7.

UPDATE Sept. 13, 2018 1:15 p.m.:

Monmouth Police are actively investigating the Sept. 7 crash which resulted in the death of 31-year-old Santiago Amaya.

"We are still working on different aspects of the case daily, and have been speaking and meeting with the family and (District Attorney) daily as well," said MPD Lt. Isaiah Haines. "It is a complex investigation with multiple agencies performing different work. The integrity of the case is of utmost importance and we will continue to do things as they should be done to avoid future issues."

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

UPDATE Sept. 12, 2018 1:31 p.m:

Santiago Amaya, 31, died today as a result of the injuries he sustained from the Sept. 7 crash, according to a news release from the Monmouth Police Department.

Police have been in contact with Amaya's family and they have asked for privacy at this time.

Investigators remain in contact and consultation with the Polk County District Attorney's Office as they continue with the investigation.

MONMOUTH — The driver involved in a pedestrian-involved crash Sept. 7 in Monmouth is cooperating with police.

Monmouth Police Lt. Isaiah Haines said the driver is not in custody. At press time, MPD had not released the name of the driver.

Santiago Amaya, 31, was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after a caller reported a man lying on the ground with serious injuries in the 1100 block of Main Street E at approximately 6:37 a.m.

MPD said in a news release they were investigating the incident as a hit-and-run crash.

They are being assisted by the Independence Police Department, Oregon State Police, and members from the Polk County Major Crimes Team.

A candle-light vigil was scheduled for Tuesday evening. This story will be updated on as more information becomes available.

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