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CHICO — A vehicle believed to be involved in a hit-and-run crash that critically injured two women in Oroville on June 22 was found abandoned Tuesday at Enloe Medical Center.

Chico police received a call from the California Highway Patrol in Oroville asking them to check on a blue Dodge Durango discovered with front end damage in a parking lot across from Enloe”s emergency room.

Police said the vehicle was found with a caved-in windshield, and had other damage including a dented fender and hood, broken fog lamps, and one broken headlight.

Police said the damage appears consistent with the accident that left Oroville residents Michelle Marchick, 24, and Andrea Reichenbach, 38, with major injuries.

Clothing was also found stuck to the undercarriage of the vehicle, which authorities said matches that worn by the victims.

Ironically, the women were transported to Enloe after the crash. One of them, Reichenbach, remained hospitalized Tuesday in fair condition. She suffered a broken right leg, a fractured neck and a fractured pelvis.

Marchick suffered facial lacerations and a skull fracture. She has been released.

The women were struck from behind as they walked on Olive Highway about 4 a.m., near Gold Country Casino.

CHP spokesman Doug Garret said investigators spent hours going over the vehicle on Tuesday, and will probably have it impounded for further examination.

He said the registered owner of the vehicle is known, but it will have to be established if that person was behind the wheel at the time of the crash. Garret said an arrest in the case Tuesday was unlikely.

It”s believed the Durango was identified as a possible suspect vehicle in surveillance video from Gold Country Casino. It was spotted in the Enloe parking lot Sunday by medical center security officers, who notified Chico police.

The vehicle was found pushed up against a tree.

An officer kept watch on the vehicle Tuesday until the CHP arrived to take over the investigation.

Officials don”t believe the owner of the vehicle, a Chico resident, ever made contact with hospital personnel.

Anyone with information about the June 22 crash is asked to call the Oroville CHP office at 538-2700.

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