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Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 at Wilsonville
12/19/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Sunday morning's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 just north of the on-ramp from Wilsonville Road. OSP would like to talk to any witnesses who had contact with the victim or were traveling through the area prior to or at the time of the crash.
 
According to OSP Trooper Naymon Frank, on December 19, 2010 at approximately 3:12 a.m. a 2004 Freightliner truck pulling an empty trailer driven by BLAISE G. ANDERSON, age 57, from Farmington, Washington was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 283 in the center lane when it struck a male pedestrian. ANDERSON was unable to avoid the pedestrian who was walking with his back to traffic in the darkness. After the collision, ANDERSON pulled over to the shoulder, stopped and called OSP Northern Command Center dispatch to report the crash.
 
With the assistance of the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office, the deceased pedestrian was identified as JULIO SEZAR VALENTIN, age 26, from Gervais.
 
ANDERSON was not injured. He was driving for Haney Truck Line out of Yakima, Washington.
 
Anyone with information to assist with the investigation is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.
 
The northbound lanes were closed to traffic for about 4 hours. With the assistance of ODOT, traffic was diverted at exit 283 to Wilsonville Road. The initial back up was quickly cleared and traffic remained light during the morning hours while troopers investigated.
 
OSP troopers from the Tualatin and Portland offices are continuing the investigation. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, and ODOT assisted at the scene.