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Fatal Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash - Highway 34 east of Interstate 5
Lieutenant Mark Cotter
Oregon State Police - Albany
(541) 967-2026 ext. 2112

A 23-year old Albany woman was struck by a vehicle and killed Friday night on Highway 34 just of east of Interstate 5.
On February 5, 2010 at approximately 10:25 p.m. a female and two companions had stopped their vehicle on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 34 near milepost 11. They were attempting to locate some property that had fallen from their vehicle.  ANGELA SUE TRICKEL, age 23, from Albany, was crossing the roadway toward the north side of the highway and was struck in the westbound traffic lanes by a 1986 Dodge Caravan driven by RUTH ANN WOOD, age 61, from Albany. TRICKEL was deceased at the scene. WOOD was not injured.
Oregon State Police troopers from the Albany Area Command office is continuing the investigation. Troopers on the scene were assisted by the Linn County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and Tangent Fire Department.
The westbound lanes of Highway 34 were closed for approximately 2 1/2 hours, but ODOT directed traffic through the scene.