Pedestrian killed on I-5 identified

Update: Police have identified the pedestrian killed on Interstate 5 Thursday morning as 26-year-old Richard Drew Wilson of Eagle Point.

Police said Wilson tried crossing the northbound lanes of I-5 when he was hit by a Nissan Xterra driven by a 54-year-old Medford woman.

Wilson died at the scene.


CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A pedestrian was killed on Interstate 5 in Central Point Thursday morning.

Oregon State Police said at about 6:15 a.m., a man tried to cross the northbound lanes of I-5 near exit 33. The person was hit and killed by an SUV.

At the time of the crash, it was dark and foggy in the area.

Police closed down one lane of the highway to allow for an investigation. They began clearing the roadway at about 9:00 a.m.


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