Body found along Hwy 101 near Bandon

BANDON, Ore. — A body was found on the side of Highway 101 at 9 a.m near Bandon.

Oregon State Police responded to the report of a body near milepost 278.

According to a press release, the male was later identified as 44-year-old William Schippert. Preliminary investigations reveal Schippert was hit by a car hours before his body was found.

The driver who hit him was identified and is cooperating with police. The investigation is on-going.

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