Man 'acting strange' killed walking under wheels of truck
Clackamas County deputies say that a man who "had been acting strange" on Thursday, Oct. 17, walked off a sidewalk in Happy Valley and was struck by the rear tires of a truck.
At approximately 7:38 a.m., Fox Erosion Control and Landscape's vehicle was making the right turn from westbound Highway 212 onto Southeast 102nd Avenue on a green light when the man walked out into the roadway "for unknown reasons," police said.
Deputies responded along with paramedics with American Medical Response and Clackamas Fire. It was determined upon arrival that the man had been killed. The driver of the commercial motor vehicle remained at the scene and was cooperative with the investigation.
Clackamas County's deputy medical examiner responded to the scene to investigate. Members of the Clackamas County sheriff's Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Technicians team (CRAFT), responded as well to document the scene and collect evidence.
Clackamas County transportation department officials conducted an inspection of the commercial vehicle. Fox Erosion Control and Landscape's vehicle has three axles, rated for a gross weight of 58,000 pounds.
The identity of the dead man has not yet been released, pending next-of-kin notifications. 102nd Avenue was closed at Highway 212 for approximately and hour and a half.
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