Driver sentenced to five years in prison for hitting, killing pedestrian in Longview

Scene of crash that killed pedestrian in Longview in March. (KPTV file image)

An intoxicated hit-and-run driver has been sentenced to five years in prison for a deadly collision on a Longview road.

Daryl Thomas Long, 43, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault while DUI and felony hit and run resulting in death.

Police said he hit and killed 55-year-old Michael Cameron of Longview in March.

Police responded to 15th Avenue and Hudson Avenue the night of March 13 and found Cameron suffering from critical injuries.

He was flown to a Portland hospital and later died.

The Longview Police Department asked for the public's help tracking down the suspect vehicle, an older red Honda with front end damage.

Kelso officers located the car early the next morning.

Long, of Kelso, was arrested. Police said his license had been suspended or revoked at the time of the crash.

Court records showed he was convicted of DUI, reckless endangerment and driving while suspended in 2014. He was also convicted of driving with a suspended license in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Along with being sentenced to prison Thursday, Long was ordered to undergo an evaluation and treatment for substance abuse.

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