Burglary suspect killed in I-105 crash in Eugene

Police said the man was running from authorities at the time of the crash.

Posted: May 23, 2019 12:24 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The man who died after being hit by a car on Interstate 105 Wednesday night was a suspect in an assault and burglary, police said.

Police said the man, whose name has not been released, was running from authorities at the time of the crash.

Police said they responded to a report of an assault on Fairway Loop at about 11:30 p.m. and a second call reported a burglary at Holt International, 250 Country Club Road. An employee was assaulted during the burglary.

The suspect destroyed property, left the building and stole a bike, police said. He left the bike and ran across I-105 when he was hit.

The driver was not speeding or impaired, and no charges will be filed.

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