Troopers: Pedestrian killed on Hwy 101 south of Florence

A Eugene woman was killed in Florence after being hit by a pickup, according to troopers.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018 8:25 PM
Updated: Jan. 9, 2018 4:05 PM

FLORENCE, Ore. -- A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Hwy 101 south of Florence Monday night, according to the Oregon State Police.

The accident happened at 5:20 p.m. near milepost 191, just south of the Siuslaw River.

Troopers said Heather Marie Sanford, 28, was walking in the southbound lane when she was hit by a GMC Sierra pickup. They said she died at the scene.

Oregon State Police said other drivers reported her as a hazard just before the accident happened. They also said she was wearing dark colored clothing.

Sanford was from Eugene.

The driver of the GMC is cooperating with police.

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