A pedestrian was struck and killed by a commercial vehicle on Highway 26 Wednesday morning, the latest in a string of fatal and serious injury incidents that have afflicted the Sandy area in recent weeks.
Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to reports of a commercial motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash at Highway 26 at East Sylvan Drive, between Sandy and Mount Hood Village, at approximately 7:10 a.m.
According to troopers, a Peterbilt truck, driven by 34-year-old Cody Hopper, of Terrebonne, was westbound on Highway 26 when a pedestrian, 75-year-old Lynn Proctor, of Sandy, proceeded to cross the highway in the path of the truck.
Police say Hopper attempted to avoid the pedestrian but she was struck by one of the two trailers he was towing.
Proctor sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Hopper was uninjured.
Traffic on Highway 26 was impacted for approximately four hours. OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, AMR and Hoodland Fire Department.
The incident comes barely a week after two serious injury crashes on Highway 26 near Sandy: a fiery explosion of a tanker truck and a minivan vs. motorcycle collision. Suspected impaired driving was a factor in both crashes, and one was believed to have involved excessive speed.
Another car vs. motorcycle crash last week, this one on Highway 211 near Sandy, resulted in the death of the biker, who was a Sandy resident.
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