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Fatal Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash - Interstate 5 near Azalea
12/23/2009
Sergeant Steve Mitchell
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3347

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning's fatal crash involving a pickup and pedestrian on Interstate 5 near Azalea.
 
On December 23, 2009 at approximately 6:20 a.m. a 2003 Ford pickup driven by CARL FORD, age 80, from Azalea, was southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 88. An adult male identified as JASON DANIEL FUGAZZI, age 26, from Beaverton, was walking in the middle of the right southbound lane in the pickup's path and was struck. FUGAZZI was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
FORD was using safety restraints and was not injured.
 
OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation.

 
OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Azalea Fire Department, Glendale Ambulance, and the Douglas County Medical Examiners Office. The right southbound lane was closed for about five hours during the investigation.