WOLF CREEK, Ore. – The ongoing investigation with Oregon State Police troopers is leading them to believe the accident reported earlier this afternoon along I-5 near Wolf Creek, may not have been a hit-and-run.
The driver of the involved commercial truck reportedly walked back to the scene of the crash after parking his truck just a half mile north at a fueling station. The driver said he was unaware someone had died in the collision, which involved his truck and a parked pickup and trailer.
The victim had been on a paving project and stopped the pickup and trailer on the right shoulder, with the overhead caution lights and emergency flashers on. Both northbound lanes were open at the time. When the employee got out of the pickup to break down the portable sign next to the guardrail, he was struck.
The involved company has asked their name be withheld until the victim’s name is released.