Driver strikes, seriously injures woman on Pacific Highway

A driver struck and killed a pedestrian on Pacific Highway south of King City on July 10, 2018. Photo courtesy Washington County Sheriff's Office

KING CITY, Ore. – A driver struck and seriously injured a pedestrian on Pacific Highway south of King City Tuesday night, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to a report of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in the 17000 block of the Pacific Highway at 10:10 p.m.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue also responded and provided medical aid to the 25-year-old woman who was struck and injured by the vehicle. She was taken to a hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.

Based on information at the scene, investigators believe the woman was crossing the highway when she was struck by a southbound driver in a gray Ford Explorer.

The man who was driving stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Deputies do not believe speed or impairment are factors in the crash.

Officials closed the Pacific Highway to southbound traffic between Southwest Fischer Road and Southwest 124th Avenue for about three hours.

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