PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal crash that killed the wife of a state senator.
Oregon Public Broadcasting (http://bit.ly/2pmR1h1 ) reports that a semi-truck hauling a box trailer was unable to avoid 54-year-old Leta Baertschiger while she was out walking in the right lane of Interstate 5 near Grants Pass on Saturday night.
Baertschiger is the wife of Herman Baertschiger, a Republican state senator from southern Oregon.
State police are unsure why the woman was walking along the freeway.
Baertschiger is survived by her husband and two sons.