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Arrest Made in Fatal Hit and Run

CORVALLIS, Ore. – On April 26, 2024, at about 1:45 pm, detectives from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) made contact with the suspect of a recent hit and run on Highway 20 near Hyak Park that killed pedestrian Deborah Rosemary Haikkila, of Albany.

Brenda Lopez Lopez, 24, of Albany, was arrested and charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Criminal Negligent Homicide, Aggravated Driving While Suspended, Assault in the Third Degree, and Fail to Perform Duties of Driver to Injured Persons. Lopez Lopez was booked and lodged at the Benton County Jail.

BCSO would like to thank the community for their support and tips generated during this investigation and continues to seek information from witnesses for this incident by calling 541-753-TIPS (8477) or email


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