MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon State Police says that a pedestrian died in the early hours of Monday morning after being struck by a passing semi-truck on I-5 near Medford.
Troopers and emergency crews responded shortly before 3 a.m. to reports of someone lying in the median of I-5 near Medford. An initial investigation found that a man was in the middle of the roadway "for unknown reasons" when a semi-truck driver hit him.
The truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, OSP said. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. OSP indicated that his name would be released later.
I-5 was temporarily reduced to one line while investigators reconstructed the crash.