Pedestrian struck, killed on Highway 99


Police say the victim was in the line of traffic

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FILE _ This Feb. 28, 2012 file photo shows the Oregon State Police emblem on a patrol car in Salem, Ore. State police have filled the law enforcement gap in rural Josephine County since declining federal subsidies forced cuts to the sheriff’s office and voters have refused to raise taxes to make up the difference. […]

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man died after being struck by a car on Highway 99 East late Thursday night, according to authorities.

Oregon State Police Troopers responded to the crash at Highway 99 East and Southeast Claredon Street in Gladstone just after 10 p.m. Police say David Mauerman was traveling south in a Mercedes when he struck Michael Lacy, who was in the line of traffic.

Lacy was pronounced dead while in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.

Highway 99 E was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

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