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Fatal Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash - Interstate 5 at Donald/Aurora Interchange
11/27/2008
 
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247
Pager: (503) 323-3195

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A 17-year old male from Washington died Thanksgiving evening when he was struck by a car while trying to run across the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the Donald/Aurora interchange.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Dale Young, on November 27, 2008 at approximately 5:25 p.m. a 2005 Hyundai Accent driven by CASEY REANNE STONE, age 24, from Salem, was southbound in the left lane of Interstate 5 near milepost 278 when the victim attempted to run from the west side of the freeway to the east side. The victim ran in front of the Hyundai and was struck.
 
The victim, identified as ALAN M. BAUTISTA, age 17, from Auburn, Washington came to rest on the inside median shoulder. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
Investigating OSP troopers located relatives at a gas station on the west side of Interstate 5. The victim reportedly left their vehicle for an unknown reason and ran toward the freeway before he was struck running across the southbound lanes.
 
STONE and her two passengers, LACEY ANNE THORNTON, age 19, and ASHLEY D. MORRIS, age 22, both also from Salem, were using safety restraints. They were transported for an evaluation to Salem Hospital.
 
No citations have been issued.
 
OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. ODOT, Marion County Sheriff's Office, and Woodburn Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Two southbound lanes were closed for about two hours during the scene investigation.