Man struck, killed crossing Highway 99W at Fischer Road
A man running across Highway 99W at Fischer Road near King City was struck and killed by a pickup truck traveling northbound late Saturday evening, Nov. 4, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office said Peter Emery, 27, apparently ran across the highway while northbound traffic had a green light. One vehicle was able to brake and avoid hitting him. A second vehicle, the pickup truck, collided with him, causing fatal injuries.
A helicopter was dispatched to the scene for a medical evacuation, but Emery died prior to being transported, the Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies were called out to the crash at about 7:42 p.m. Saturday.
Investigators were not able to immediately identify the crash victim as Emery, who resided in Sherwood. He was ultimately identified using fingerprint forensics, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The driver of the pickup remained at the scene and has been cooperating with investigators, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
Editor's note: This story has been updated 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, with the identity of the crash victim.