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Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 213 south of Mulino
November 2, 2012

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us


Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday night's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash along Highway 213 south of Mulino that resulted in the death of a Molalla-area woman. Note the initial release indicated the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene, but updated information indicates she died at a secondary location before being transported to a hospital.
 
On November 1, 2012 at approximately 8:13 p.m., OSP was notified of a pedestrian-involved traffic crash on Highway 213 near S. Macksburg Road. Updated information indicates at approximately 8:10 p.m., KIMBERLY ANN PUTNAM, age 42, from Molalla, was walking northbound in the vicinity of the southbound lane when she was struck by a southbound 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by JOSEPH A. HALL, age 45, from southeast Portland.
 
PUTNAM was transported by ambulance to Mulino airport for transfer to LifeFlight. She was pronounced deceased at that location before she could be taken to a hospital.
 
HALL was using safety restraints and was not injured.
 
OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office. Trooper Kimberly Long is the lead investigator. Investigation is pending to confirm the victim's location on the highway when she was struck.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Molalla Fire Department, and ODOT. Highway 213 was blocked in both directions for five hours.
 
According to an October 29, 2012 ODOT news release, pedestrian-involved fatalities this year are up 20 percent in comparison to the same period in 2011. OSP and ODOT urge all highway users to "See and be seen". Reminders about driver and pedestrian safety are available in ODOT's news release at  http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/10_29_2012_odot_ped_safety_reminders.aspx.