Pedestrian struck during Oktoberfest
An injured pedestrian was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Mount Angel during Oktoberfest celebrations.
Oregon State Police responded to the incident, which occurred at around 10:57 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, on State Highway 214, milepost 47, in Mount Angel.
Responders said Kyle Thomas Atkinson, 25, of Salem crossing the street when he was struck by a Jeep Wrangler in the north bound lane driven by Nancy Marlene Kuhns, 64, of Portland.
OSP spokesman Capt. Timothy Fox reported that Atkinson was transported to Salem Hospital with a "visible injury." Fox also noted that Kuhns admitted to drinking and consented to taking a field sobriety test. She was transported to Silverton Police Department where the test was administered.
The sobriety test indicated that Kuhns' blood alcohol content with 0.9%. She was cited for DUII and released. Her vehicle was towed by Premier Towing.
The investigation is ongoing.
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.