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Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Crash - Highway 62 in White City
10/10/2011
Sergeant Jeff Proulx
Oregon State Police - Central Point
(541) 776-6236

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Monday afternoon's fatal pedestrian-involved crash at the intersection of Leigh Way/Highway 140 and Highway 62 in White City.
 
According to Trooper Heather West, on October 10, 2011 at approximately 1:15 p.m. a Kenworth truck pulling a 32-foot semi-trailer loaded with miscellaneous goods driven by CAMERON LINDE, age 37, from Grants Pass, was stopped eastbound on Leigh Way at a red stop signal. LINDE was turning right onto Highway 62 when his truck struck a 55-year old adult male pedestrian attempting to cross the road from the right side to the left side in a marked crosswalk.
 
The male pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. He is identified as KEITH JOHNSON from White City. JOHNSON has also previously lived in Portland.
 
OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.
 
Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Fire District 3, and ODOT assisted at the scene. Two lanes of Highway 62 were closed about two hours.
 
Any witnesses who have not spoken to investigating troopers is asked to call Trooper Heather West at (541) 776-6236 ext. 3340.