Corvallis Police Department Releases Update on Fatal Crash - 01/12/15
On January 11, 2015, the Corvallis Police Department, and Corvallis/Benton County Crash Investigation team, investigated a fatal traffic crash in the 1800 block of NW Highway 99.
As a result of the crash, a pedestrian was struck and killed. John Edward McCrummen, 50, originally of Oklahoma, died at the scene from injuries he sustained from being struck by the involved pickup.
The pickup skidded off of the east side of Highway 99W and came to rest upside down at the bottom of the embankment. The driver Ronald Reed, 61, and his passenger Marilyn Sanchez, 68, both of Albany, were pinned inside the pickup for several minutes. They were freed from the vehicle by Corvallis Fire Department and transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center where they were treated and released.
At the time of the collision, it was dark, raining, and the area of the collision was unlit. McCrummen was wearing dark clothes and carrying a black military style duffle bag. At this time there is no evidence to support a criminal charge in this situation.
Highway 99W Re-Opens After Fatal Crash - 01/11/15
As of 9:30pm, Highway 99W in Corvallis has been re-opened. The investigation into this incident is ongoing and names are still being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Corvallis Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash - 01/11/15
On January 11, 2014, at about 5:53pm, Corvallis Police Officers responded to a traffic collision involving a pedestrian in the 1800 Block of Highway 99W. When Officers arrived they discovered the involved pedestrian was deceased at the scene, and the involved vehicle was upside down at the bottom of an embankment on the east side of the highway.
At this time, Investigators from the Corvallis/Benton County Crash Investigation Team are investigating the scene of the collision. Highway 99W remains closed at this time between NE Circle Blvd. and NW Buchanan Ave. There is no anticipated time for the re-opening of the highway, but an update will be sent when the highway is re-opened.
The occupants of the vehicle were extricated from their vehicle and transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver is cooperating with investigation. At this time the investigation is ongoing and the names of the involved individuals are not being released pending additional investigative efforts and notification of next of kin.