Man Charged With DUII – Manslaughter After Fatal Hit and Run Crash

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Eugene, Ore. – On July 11 at 10:50 p.m., an Oregon State Police trooper responded to report of a fatal crash involving a bicycle and a vehicle in the area of Royal and Greenhill, where the suspect had left the scene. The intersection north of W. 11th Avenue on Greenhill was shut down to traffic.

UPDATE from EPD: The victim in this case is Samuel James Moye, age 19, of Eugene.

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Eugene Police Patrol and EPD’s Major Collision Investigation team were dispatched to the area and patrol units worked with OSP to locate the suspect and vehicle. EPD MCI took over the crash investigation.


Joshua Kayne Mellow (2020 mugshot)

The suspect’s truck was located at the suspect’s home and the suspect, identified as Joshua Kayne Mellow, age 37, was contacted nearby on foot shortly after midnight, July 12.

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After an investigation, Mellow was taken to Lane County Jail on charges including Manslaughter in the Second Degree, DUII-Felony, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run-Felony, Driving While Suspended.


The victim is a 19-year-old male. Eugene Police is withholding his name to allow for notification of his family.

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Case 22-10460 (Information from EPD)



(Editor’s note: This appears to not be the suspect’s first DUII)

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