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Pedestrian Killed in Klamath County Crash on Hwy 97

A Portland man was struck and killed along Highway 97 on Wednesday night, according to police.

Posted: Jan 3, 2019 2:46 PM
Updated: Jan 3, 2019 3:03 PM

CHEMULT, Ore. — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver while walking on Highway 97 near Chemult on Wednesday night, according to Oregon State Police (OSP).

Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of the crash near milepost 204 just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Investigators believe that 22-year-old Caleb Robichaud of Spokane, Washington was driving his Hyundai Sonata northbound on Hwy 97. Meanwhile, 37-year-old David Ralphs-Thomason of Portland was on foot in the same lane — although OSP did not clarify whether the man was just walking in the lane or attempting to cross.

OSP said that Robichaud struck Ralphs-Thomason, who "sustained fatal injuries" and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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