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Fatal Auto / Pedestrian Crash - Highway 20 east of Lebanon
05/07/2008
Lieutenant Mark Cotter
Oregon State Police - Albany
Office: (541) 967-2026

A Lebanon-area woman died Tuesday night when she was struck by a vehicle on Highway 20 near Fairview Road east of Lebanon.
 
On May 6, 2008 at approximately 11:00 p.m., TRICIA MICHELLE HARRIS, age 38, from Lebanon, was crossing Highway 20 near milepost 19 when she was struck in the right eastbound lane by a 1993 Dodge Dynasty driven by DANA JEANETTE MEACHAM, age 33, from Sweet Home. HARRIS was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
MEACHAM was using safety restraints and her airbag deployed. She did suffer minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Lebanon Community Hospital.
 
Oregon State Police troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation. No criminal charges are anticipated.
 
Linn County Sheriff's Office, Lebanon Fire Department, and ODOT assisted at the scene. Both eastbound lanes were closed for three hours as traffic was detoured.