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Fatal Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash - Interstate 5 in Albany
03/23/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Monday evening's fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 41-year old man when he was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Albany area.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Craig Flierl, on March 22, 2010 at approximately 9:00 p.m. ROGER WOLCOTT BLAKELY III, age 41, was on foot trying to cross the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 from west to east when he was struck in the right southbound lane by a 2002 Buick LeSabre driven by DANA W. BISHOP, age 60, from Springfield.
 
BLAKELY was pronounced deceased at the scene. His last listed address in Oregon was in southwest Portland but next of kin were located and notified in Los Angeles, California. There was no associated vehicle found in the area.
 
BISHOP, his wife, and mother-in-law were not injured.
 
OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
 
Albany Police Department, Albany Fire Department and ODOT assisted at the scene.  The right southbound lane was closed for about 2 1/2 hours during the investigation.