Woman seeks hit-and-run driver who killed friend

Woman seeks hit-and-run driver who killed friend

EUGENE, Ore. - Stacy Hahn does not have a picture of her friend Tim McCreary, but the memories will stick in her mind forever, she said.

"Tim was a great guy, he was very humble," Hahn said. "He always smelled like good brisket sauce and a campfire. He was funny and I just miss his visits."

Fifty-year-old Tim McCreary was riding his bike on 30th Avenue on May 26.

"He was just going home with groceries," Hahn said.

However, McCreary did not make it home that night.

"I knew when I heard the description of the bike and where it was, I knew it was him," Hahn said.

One vehicle had struck McCreary from behind, knocking him to the ground.

A second car hit him where he fell on the roadway.

McCreary later died at the hospital.

"It's not right to hit somebody and just keep driving," Hahn said.
    
Hahn said McCreary was not a transient, but that he loved to camp near LCC.

"He was generous," Hahn said. "Whenever he had anything he was always sharing with anybody who was hungry."

McCreary was always bringing her some things to sell at her store, too.

The last thing he brought her was a lamp that she says can't bear to sell.

"I don't think I will, I'll probably have to keep it because it's the last thing he ever brought me," Hahn said.

Hahn said she is just waiting for answer and for the person to come forward who is responsible for taking her friend's life.

"We're all just people and we all deserve to have an equal opportunity for justice I guess," Hahn said. 

 

Authorities are still looking for a white Ford F-150 truck with front end and windshield damage. If you have any information, please call the Lane County Sheriff's Office at (541) 682-4141.