Sleeping man killed by ODOT mower on Hwy 42


Keith Ericson was 49

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man believed to be sleeping in the grass adjacent to Hwy 42 died after an ODOT worker hit him while mowing Tuesday morning.

ODOT workers began first aid and emergency crews rushed to the area near milepost 59 in Douglas County around 9:15 a.m., the Oregon State Police said. But the man died at the scene.

The man was later identified as 49-year-old Keith Ericson. His last known addresses were in Rapid City, South Dakota and Santa Monica, California.

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