Wilsonville man hit by car in Salem, dies


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Wilsonville resident died when he was hit by a car in Salem Tuesday afternoon by a driver who may have been having a medical issue at the time.

Marshall Leslie was in the crosswalk on Center Street NE at 12th Avenue around 2:45 p.m. when a Cadillac SUV ran a red light on 12th. The 27-year-old died at the scene.

The driver, 35-year-old Willie Dempsey of Salem, stayed at the scene and was later taken to a nearby hospital for an evaluation. 

Investigators said Dempsey may have been having a medical issue at that time. The case remains open and no citations have been given.

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