December 30, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
(Updated 12/31/2013 adding victim's name)
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 was 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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