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Pedestrian Killed in Cottage Grove Crash

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Cottage Grove police say an elderly woman was hit and killed Saturday afternoon while walking across Highway 99 in Cottage Grove. It happened just before 6 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 99 and Geer Avenue.

Police say the woman was crossing the street, in a crosswalk, when a car traveling south hit her. They say she was then run over by another car traveling the same direction.

As of Saturday evening the victim’s name had not been released.¬†Officers say the drivers of both cars are cooperating with the investigation.

Highway 99 remained shutdown for several hours while Cottage Grove police, Oregon State Police and Lane County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the accident.

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  1. Bill Baker says:

    This accident is entirely the fault of the City of Cottage Grove in my opinion…
    Really crappy painted crosswalk with no overhead lighting or proper warning to drivers.
    A really busy shopping center, and dining area, plus a major buss stop and.. WOW not a real crosswalk with proper lights for several blocks south and none north.
    I hope that they get disciplined over this.. they sure got plenty of money to purchase a worthless Armory (huge money pit mind you,) and can afford major cosmetic main street make overs and yet ignore simple safety on street crossings…
    Driving the streets in this city takes an SUV with four wheel traction and more.
    Just my two cent’s here…
    William Allen Baker is my name.. and I live here btw… have for over fifty years.. I see the shoddy stuff they pull these days.

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