W.S. man struck by car near Sandy
Oregon State Police is continuing an investigation into a critical injury crash involving a pedestrian, Raphael Caldera, 51, of Warm Springs, on U.S. Highway 26 near Sandy.
According to the report, on Feb. 14, at about 12:35 a.m., OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Highway 26 at milepost 22.
Preliminary investigation revealed a pedestrian identified as Raphael Frederick Caldera was attempting to cross the highway when he was struck by a westbound 2007 Nissan Sentra, operated by Sarah Wall, 33, from Boring.
Caldera sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to a Portland area hospital. Wall remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Caldera was wearing dark clothes at the time of the crash and the section of highway is not lit by ambient lighting.
The westbound lanes of U.S. 26 were closed for about three hours. Oregon Department of Transportation assisted with traffic control at the scene.
OSP was assisted by Oregon Department of Transportation, Sandy Police Department, Sandy Fire Department and Warm Springs Police Department.
There is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.