Salem, Ore. – Police are investigating a deadly crash involving a pedestrian. Authorities say a woman was struck by a car while trying to cross Portland Road near Wayside Terrace just before 6:30pm last night. Bystanders tried to help, but she she died at the scene. The driver stopped and cooperated with police. Portland Road was shut down for several hours during the investigation.
So far, no charges or citations have been issued.
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The Salem Police Department is currently investigating a fatal crash on Portland Rd NE at Wayside Terrace NE, which has Portland Rd closed in both directions between Hyacinth Rd and Northgate Rd NE. This stretch of Portland Rd is expected to be closed for the next several hours and drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
On November 11th, 2019 at 6:18pm officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck while attempting to cross Portland Rd, near Wayside Terrace Ave NE. Witnesses stated that the female pedestrian was crossing Portland Rd in a marked crosswalk when a vehicle travelling northbound on Portland Road struck the pedestrian. Witnesses to the crash stopped and attempted life saving measures on the pedestrian, who was later prounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle stopped and remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. There were no injuries to anyone in the involved vehicle.
This crash remains under investigation and further details regarding the cause of the crash will be released as they become available. Investigators are currently working to identify the pedestrian and notify her next of kin.