Coos Bay man dies after being hit by truck on U.S. 101

, Posted: Fri, April 18 2014 at 8:56 PM, Updated: Sat, April 19 2014 at 8:16 AM

Coos Bay, Ore. -- (The World) A 55 year-old Coos Bay man was killed Thursday night when he was hit by a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 101.

According to the Coos Bay Police Department, witnesses told police that Donald Darwin Johnson walked into southbound 101 traffic near the intersection with Johnson Avenue shortly before 10:30 p.m.

Officers found Johnson lying dead in the roadway.

Witnesses said two vehicles were able to avoid Johnson, but he was struck when he stepped in front of a semi-truck.

The driver of the truck, 52-year-old Rene Hibbs of Coos Bay, hasn't been charged, and stayed at the scene to help the Coos County Crash Team with the investigation.

The crash team is composed of the Coos Bay and North Bend police departments, along with Oregon State Police and the Coos County District Attorney, sheriff and medical examiner's offices.

The District Attorney's office found no basis for criminal charges after a preliminary investigation.

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