Fatal Accident on Interstate 5 in Salem

SALEM, Ore.  — A man was killed on Interstate 5 in Salem on Saturday morning.  67-year-old David Thaler of Lebanon was driving slowly on the shoulder when a vehicle went off the northbound lanes and hit him near Kuebler Boulevard around 8:00.

Both vehicles landed in the grass along the freeway.  One lane was closed for about six hours.

The driver who hit Thaler was not injured and is not facing any citations.

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