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Pedestrian killed in crash in Junction City

Tim Garrity with the Junction City Police Department called the highway dangerous, saying they respond to a vehicular collision almost daily.

Posted: Oct 26, 2019 4:24 AM
Updated: Oct 26, 2019 5:06 PM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- Oregon State Police confirmed a pedestrian was killed after a vehicle-pedestrian crash on Highway 99 and Prairie Road Friday night.

Crews responded to the call around 10:40 p.m.

Officials with Junction City Fire and Rescue said one vehicle was involved and the pedestrian was transported to Riverbend hospital with life-threatening injuries. Oregon State Police just confirmed those injuries were fatal. 

They report a woman was travelling northbound when she struck a pedestrian.

Tim Garrity with the Junction City Police Department called the highway dangerous, saying they respond to a vehicular collision almost daily.

He also said that speed plays a factor into the danger.

"If more people were going the speed limit -- which the posted speed limit is 55 -- we'd have a lot less collisions," he said. " It gives you time to react on the roadway, to brake, get your car stopped. It's just common sense."

The identity of the victim and the driver are unknown at this point.

This is a developing story and KEZI is working to bring you the latest.

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