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Redmond Fatal Crash, name released


Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are releasing the name of the Redmond man killed Sunday night.

 

Police say 34 year old Paul David Donlan of Redmond was walking towards highway 97 on the eastside of the highway when he was struck and killed.

 

He reportedly moved quickly into the southbound lane and the semi truck driver tried to steer around him, but the front of his second trailer struck the pedestrian.

 

The truck driver was 37 year old jason johnson of washington state and police are still investigating. it happened at around 9:15 Sunday night near SE Veterans Way in Redmond.

 

Donlan's family had asked state police to wait an extra day before publically releasing his name.

 

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Here is the news release from OSP:

 

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Sunday evening's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash that occurred on Highway 97 near SE Veterans Way in Redmond. At the family's request, the victim's name is being released Tuesday.

On December 29, 2013 at approximately 9:14 p.m., a commercial truck pulling two trailers driven by JASON M. JOHNSON, age 37, from Moxee, Washington, was traveling southbound on Highway 97 near milepost 122. PAUL DAVID DONLAN, age 34, from Redmond, was walking toward the highway on the east side when he reportedly moved quickly into the southbound lane. JOHNSON tried to steer clear but the front of the second trailer struck DONLAN, fatally injuring him.

OSP troopers from the Bend Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Bob Olson is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted by Redmond Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire and Rescue, and ODOT. The highway was closed for several hours with a detour in place during the investigation.

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