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Pedestrian killed on Hwy. 126

50-year-old man was hit near Milepost 14

WALTERVILLE: A vehicle versus pedestrian accident took the life of a Springfield man early last Thursday night.

The Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Hwy. 126E, near milepost 14.2, at approximately 6:09 p.m. on January 5th.

Police said their preliminary investigation indicated a pedestrian, 50-year-old Brandon Philes of Springfield, was walking on the eastbound fog line of the McKenzie Hwy., near the intersection with Latta Lane, when he was struck by an eastbound Subaru Outback, operated by Frank King III (66) of Springfield. The pedestrian, Philes, was declared deceased, at the scene by, medical personnel.

The highway remained partially open during the 3-hour crash scene investigation.

OSP was assisted by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, McKenzie Fire, the Lane County Medical Examiner, the Lane County District Attorney’s Office, and ODOT.


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