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Interstate 5 southbound was closed for hours Wednesday morning following the fatality

Police have identified the pedestrian whose fatality on Interstate 5 southbound north of Woodburn caused a highway closure for many hours Wednesday morning.

Around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, dispatch received calls regarding a person standing in the roadway on Interstate 5 about three miles north of Woodburn. Before emergency personnel could arrive on the scene, the pedestrian, identified as Brian Caine, 50, of Bellevue, Washington, had reportedly been struck by multiple vehicles.

Caine died at the scene.

Oregon State Police closed I-5 southbound to conduct an investigation and reconstruction. Traffic was detoured at the Donald/Aurora exit for Ehlen Road.

I-5 did not reopen until shortly after 11 a.m.

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