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Thursday night around 9 P.M., a Saturn driven by 78 year old Robert Towler of Madras was westbound on Highway 26 when he saw a man walking in the darkness in the traffic lane.

 

He attempted to avoid him, but hit him.

 

The pedestrian, 52 year old Michael Thompson of Madras was taken to St. Charles in Madras where he later died.

 

OSP trooopers are continuing to investigate the crash.

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)