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Hit-and-run driver leaves 19-year-old with cerebral palsy on road

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Kenton Lett and his mother Dawn Lett Kenton Lett and his mother Dawn Lett
Kenton Lett in the hospital Kenton Lett in the hospital

Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who left a 19-year-old with cerebral palsy lying on a southeast Portland road.

The crash happened at about 8:30 on Oct. 27. Police said Kenton Lett was walking on Southeast 148th Avenue near Rhine Court northbound toward Powell Boulevard.

He was struck by a car heading the same direction.

There is not a sidewalk along the road in the area of the crash, according to police.

Witnesses told police the car stopped momentarily, then drove away from the area.

"Ten years ago, I would've been really surprised," said his mother Dawn Lett. "I'm not anymore and I don't understand where people lost their humanity."

The only vehicle description at this point is a dark-colored older sedan, possibly an Oldsmobile or Buick.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward in this case. If you have information that can help lead to an arrest, call 503-823-HELP or go online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com.

Kenton Lett suffered traumatic injuries to his face and leg, according to police. He is now back home recovering.

"Every day is better than the last, so hopefully I'll be back to work by January," he said.

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