On Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at approximately 10:34 P.M., officers with the Klamath Falls Police Department responded to Crater lake Parkway and Main Street, regarding a report of a crash involving a passenger vehicle and pedestrian. The initial report indicated the pedestrian was found down in the roadway and a passenger car had left the scene.
When officers arrived, they found 48-year-old Alfonso Lopez, lying on the ground off the roadway, near a chain-link fence. Officers discovered Lopez was suffering from significant injuries due to the incident. Medical personnel arrived on scene, treated Lopez, and transported him to Sky Lakes Medical Center for further evaluation. Lopez was later life- flighted to St. Charles Hospital for specialized treatment where he remains in stable condition.
Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2000 to 2004 Subaru Legacy was traveling southbound on Crater Lake Parkway towards Main Street. The Subaru Legacy struck Lopez, who was walking on the side of the roadway, and the force of the impact caused him to land approximately 20 yards off the roadway, where he was later discovered.
Over the course of the investigation, investigators received a tip from a citizen regarding the incident. From this information, investigators were able to identify 37-year-old Joshua Michael McMahan as the driver of the 2001 white Subaru Legacy that struck Lopez on Crater Lake Parkway and later fled the scene.
Investigators located McMahan on Monday, June 7th, in the 1700 block of Worden Ave., and took him into custody without incident. McMahan was lodged at the Klamath County Jail for Assault II, Felony Hit & Run and Reckless Driving.
This incident is still under investigation. If you have information that can assist the investigation, please contact the Klamath Falls Police Department at 541-883-5336, or call the anonymous tip line at 541-883-5334.