Police identify pedestrian killed in fatal crash on I-5 in Josephine County

A man was killed after reportedly walking across the lanes of I-5 on Saturday, June 29.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 6:20 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) have identified a man hit and killed while crossing I-5 on foot more than a week ago. The agency said that the man has been identified as 61-year-old Michael D. Kerrigan, "mainly from" Los Angeles.

Troopers received multiple calls after 10 p.m. on the night of Saturday, June 29, reporting that someone was walking on I-5 in both the north and southbound lanes of travel.

"Troopers were actively looking for the subject when a passing motorist advised them a vehicle had struck a pedestrian near milepost 58," OSP said.

Investigators found that 51-year-old Shannon Baldwin of Central Point was driving his 2009 Toyota Camry southbound on I-5 when he hit Kerrigan, who was apparently walking or standing in the southbound lanes.

Kerrigan died at the scene. Baldwin and his passenger, 55-year-old Hope Sakrison, were both brought to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

I-5 southbound was closed down briefly, then opened to a single lane for about two and a half hours after the crash.

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