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Interstate 5 Closes for Hours Over Fatal Pedestrian Crash

The fatal vehicle vs pedestrian crash happened on Interstate 5 at the Donald/Aurora Interchange.

Photo courtesy: Oregon State Police

(WILSONVILLE, Ore.) - Oregon State Police say a 17-year old boy from Washington died Thanksgiving evening when he was struck by a car while trying to run across the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the Donald/Aurora interchange.

Oregon State Police Sergeant Dale Young says that at approximately 5:25 PM, a 2005 Hyundai Accent driven by 24-year old Casey Reanne Stone of Salem, was southbound in the left lane of Interstate 5 near milepost 278 when the victim attempted to run from the west side of the freeway to the east side. The victim ran in front of the Hyundai and was struck.

The victim, identified as 17-year old Alan M. Bautista of Auburn, Washington came to rest on the inside median shoulder. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigating OSP troopers located relatives at a gas station on the west side of Interstate 5. The victim reportedly left their vehicle for an unknown reason and ran toward the freeway before he was struck running across the southbound lanes.

Stone and her two passengers, 19-year old Lacey Anne Thornton and 22-year old Ashley D. Morris, both also from Salem, were using safety restraints. They were transported for an evaluation to Salem Hospital.

OSP says no citations have been issued.

Troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. ODOT, Marion County Sheriff's Office, and Woodburn Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Two southbound lanes were closed for about two hours during the scene investigation.

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Unknown2008 November 29, 2008 11:50 am (Pacific time)

That's not the whole story...if the police would do more investigating and talk to the gas staions at the 278 exit...they would know a lttle more of the story...right now the goverent s just trying to save there own butt!!!

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