September 14, 2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a Friday morning's pedestrian-involved fatal traffic crash that occurred along Highway 101 just south of Waldport.
According to Sergeant Cari Boyd, on September 14, 2012 at approximately 5:30 a.m. a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser passenger car driven by DARRELL BEAN, age 65, from Yachats, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 158 when it struck a male pedestrian walking. The pedestrian, identified as MATTHEW PETER BORGMAN, age 51, from Waldport, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
OSP troopers from the Newport Area Command office are continuing the investigation, including confirming where the pedestrian was positioned on the highway when he was struck.
OSP is being assisted in the investigation by the Lincoln County Crash team. Agencies assisting at the scene were Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Newport Police Department, Toledo Police Department, Central Coast Fire Department, ODOT, Lincoln Medical Examiner's Office, and Lincoln County District Attorney's Office.
The highway was closed about 4 hours.