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OSP IDs semi driver struck, killed crossing Hwy. 97 on foot

Wash. man stopped rig on shoulder south of Madras

TERREBONNE, Ore. - (Update: OSP identifies crash victim)

Oregon State Police on Friday identified a semi-truck driver from Washington state who was struck and killed while trying to cross Highway 97 on foot south of Madras Wednesday night after stopping his rig on the highway shoulder.

OSP identified the driver as Sarabjit Singh, 66, of Kent, Washington.

OSP troopers, Jefferson County sheriff's deputies and other emergency personnel responded around 9:20 p.m. to the reported crash on the highway near milepost 108, about nine miles south of Madras and eight miles north of Terrebonne.

OSP said a preliminary investigation found that a commercial motor vehicle had stopped on the highway's northbound shoulder. The semi driver got out and tried to cross Highway 97 on foot.

A southbound Chevy Cruze driven by a 28-year-old Bend woman struck Singh, who died at the scene, troopers said. She was taken to St. Charles Bend; where she was treated and released.

Troopers had no more information to provide Friday about why the driver stopped or was trying to cross the highway on foot after he did.

The crash closed the highway for several hours. After a short period, a detour was established using the area's weigh-scales station.

OSP also was assisted at the scene by Jefferson County EMS and ODOT.


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