Pedestrian struck & killed by Albany driver identified by police

Pedestrian struck & killed by Albany driver identified by police

The pedestrian who was hit and killed by a pickup truck in Corvallis last Sunday evening has been identified by police as 50-year-old John Edward McCrummen of Oklahoma.

McCrummen was struck and killed by the pickup truck just before 6 p. m., nearly a quarter of a mile south of Circle Boulevard, a spokesperson for the Corvallis Police Department said during press conference.

The victim was crossing Highway 99W in north Corvallis when the truck skidded off the east side of the highway, striking and killing him.

Police say the truck came to rest upside down at the bottom of an embankment, and 61-year-old driver Ronald Reed and 68-yer-old passenger Marilyn Sanchez remained trapped inside the truck for many minutes before being rescued by firefighters from the Corvallis Fire Department. Both Reed and Sanchez are from Albany.

Police investigators see no foul play in the deadly accident. Speaking about the accident, Lt. Cord Wood of the Corvallis Police Department said, "There doesn't appear to be any criminal activity in this."

Wood added that the driver tried to avoid the crash, but the road was treacherous because of rain. It was quite dark, and McCrummen was also dressed in dark clothes.

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