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Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 30 in Astoria
02/13/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning’s fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash in Astoria near the intersection of Commercial Street (Highway 30) and 12th Street. The crash resulted in the death of a Colorado man who was visiting relatives in Astoria.
 
On February 13, 2012 at approximately 10:28 a.m. a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by ARTHUR P. CLARK JR, age 42, from Astoria, was southbound on 12th Street turning left onto Commercial Street when it struck a pedestrian. CLARK stopped after colliding with the pedestrian and remained at the scene. The pedestrian, JAMES ALAN LUM, age 67, from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was transported by ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased from injuries sustained in the crash.
 
LUM was walking in a marked crosswalk moving from the south side of Commercial Street to the north side when he was struck.
 
At the request of Astoria Police Department, OSP troopers responded to lead the investigation. Astoria police, Astoria Fire Department and ODOT assisted at the scene. The intersection was closed and detours were in place until the intersection was re-opened.
 
Trooper Dave Corkett is the lead investigator.