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Man accused of running over girlfriend in Springfield

Police said the man left her in the parking lot.

Posted: Aug 21, 2018 5:23 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2018 6:49 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A man accused of running over his girlfriend in Springfield Tuesday morning is in jail facing hit and run charges.

Police said they received several 911 calls from witnesses who saw the couple fighting in a pickup truck at the Bi-Mart on 57th main Street.  

Witnesses said the woman either fell or was pushed from the passenger door of the truck while it was moving. She was run over by both wheels of the camp trailer the truck was pulling.

Police said the man left the woman in the parking lot.

“In a situation like this, you need a fast-acting good Samaritan to get involved and gets hands-on, and that’s what happened,” said Lt. Scott McKee with Springfield police. “So we’re really fortunate that we had good eyewitnesses and we had good, solid good Samaritans who were performing first aid.”

Officers arrested Gregory Reich nearby.

Police said the couple has been together for three years.

The woman was taken to the hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.

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